Naveed Ahmed Khan

Naveed Ahmed Khan (BSc, MSc, PhD) is Professor of Medical Microbiology. Previously, he has held positions at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA; University of London, UK; University of Nottingham, UK; Aga Khan University, Pakistan; Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences at Sunway University, Malaysia and Professor and Head at the American University of Sharjah. With research grants of over $4 million, he has produced over 350 peer-reviewed publications, 7 books and 7 chapters, and guided over 50 graduate students. In recognition of his research efforts, he has received awards from the UK, USA, Pakistan, Malaysia and the UAE.

Most research interests for a scientist

Infectious diseases and antimicrobials. His work on the search for new antibiotics from animals living in polluted environments caught worldwide attention where it was discussed in peer-reviewed journals and made into documentaries shown on leading news channels. Google search of "Naveed Khan and Cockroaches" yields thousands of web pages.


  • Medical Microbiology