Dr Meraj Khan
Consulting Editor: Meraj Alam Khan (PhD)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada
Meraj A. Khan received his Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Hamdard University, New Delhi, India and his PhD in Cellular and Molecular implantation Biology from the Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. His journey through research led him to the SickKids Research Institute at the University of Toronto. As part of his PhD training, he focused on the elucidation and understanding of gene expressional profiling and molecular mechanism of endometriosis pathogenesis and progression. During that time, he also studied the expressional profiling of 6-8 weeks gestational placenta and pre-eclampsia samples to decipher the molecular classification of placental growth for successful pregnancy. Following the completion of his doctorate, he moved to Toronto, Canada and joined the SickKids Research Institute at the University of Toronto. He has largely been focusing on the understanding of the molecular mechanism of NETs (NETosis) and their role during pathological conditions. In the translational front, he has been identifying drugs for treating inflammatory and autoimmune diseases mediated by NETs and associated diseases.