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Faria Khan, M.Sc. (Ph.D. Candidate)

Ph.D. Student

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Current Research:

Her research is about studying the factors prevalent in the air, most importantly biomass burning aerosols contributing towards smog, which can cause adverse health effects in humans. These effects include asthma, allergy and chronic lung diseases. By studying these affects, the quality of air could be monitored and new strategies will be developed to lower air pollution, with eminent importance laid to potentially toxic components in the air.

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Expertise in:
  • Cell culture based toxicological screening of aerosol components
  • High throughput screening assay 
  • Confocal and fluorescent microscopy, live cell imaging











Scientific profile:
  • 2017-2021: Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland and Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill North Carolina, USA
  • 2014-2016: MS in Industrial Biotechnology, ASAB, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2014: Visiting Researcher Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 2013: Intern: Family, Women's and Children's Health (FWC), World Health Organization (WHO), Head Quarters, Genève, Switzerland
  • 2010- 2014: BS (hons) Applied Biosciences from ASAB, National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan






Research Training:
  • February 2019: Toxicogenomics PET Course participant, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • March 2019: Basic Course in Optical Microscopy, Porto, Portugal
  • June 2019: FEBS Advanced Course: Functional Imaging of Nuclear Organization and SIgnalling











Career Development:
  • 2018- Present: STEM Mentor, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, USA
  • 2019-Present: CSIH Mentor for Global Health
  • 2019, 2018: Participant Marie Sklowdoska Curie Alumni Association General Assembly
  • 2018: Scientific poster presenter ESOF Toulouse, France
  • 2018: Scientific Research Presenter, NYAS, NY, USA
  • 2017: Participant Falling the Walls Lab, MSCA chapter.


















  • NaMeS Fellow : Funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 711859
  • Erasmus Plus Staff Mobility Training funding recipient, 2019
  • FEBS Grant for Early Career Researcher training recipient, 2019






  • President’s Gold Medal Recipient for Academic Excellence, MS-2016, ASAB, NUST
  • Gold Medalist in O Level and A level for Academic Achievement.
  • Award of Merit by Rector National University of Science and Technology 2014 for outstanding achievement in co-curricular activities
  • Finalist of FICS, Intra-Nust Innovation and technology based competition 2015.
  • Runners up 2014 in International Young Microbiologist’s Competition on the article submission; Topic: Ways to control hospital acquired MRSA from hospital. Participants from 15 different countries took part.
  • Finalist Team Nano Smart in Nust Mobilink Discover Competition, 2014-2015 MIT Chapter of Pakistan
  • Semi-finalist Team Nano Smart in Green-Tech Competition by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), a business accelerator program 2015