Dr. M Nadeem Khan (PhD) is Research Scientist II (Tenure Track Assistant Professor Equivalent) at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY, USA. Dr. Khan received his PhD in Microbiology from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India, followed by post-doctoral fellowships at Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Khan’s current area of investigation is pathogenesis of Streptococcus pneumoniae, viral-bacterial, bacterial-bacterial interactions of mucosal upper respiratory tract and microbiome. He also serves as principal investigator on multiple projects dealing with characterization of protective immune responses against respiratory mucosal infections and developing appropriate mouse infections models to evaluate vaccine efficacy. Dr. Khan’s research has high clinical relevance that will lead to the development of therapeutics and vaccines against complex respiratory infections and biomarkers as predictive correlate of infection. Dr. Khan has authored a number of articles in international journals of repute and serves as peer reviewer for several journals.
Dr. Khan’s research interests include host-microbe interactions of respiratory mucosal pathogens, development of next generation vaccines against mucosal pathogens and identification of disease biomarkers. He is using novel mouse infection models to understand host inflammatory and bacterial virulence factors correlate of disease vs host defence.