Mohammad M. Khan, GK-12 | Biology, UNCG

Mohammad M. Khan, BioChemistry Masters' Candidate

About

Mohammad M. Khan

Mohammad M. Khan was born in Lahore, Pakistan and moved to the USA at the age of one year. He developed an interest in science through high school and in college declared a major In biochemistry at UNCG. He completed the B.S. degree requirements in 2012 and is presently enrolled as a masters student in biochemistry, working with Dr. Greg Raner.

Research Interests

Mohammad's research interests are in cytochrome P450 enzymes and how they regulate metabolism of certain xenobiotics. He specifically works with CYP P450 2E1 and 2A6. Recent discoveries have shown that these enzymes have been implicated in oxidative stress brought on by a number of environmental factors by producing reactive oxygen species in the liver (epoxides and radicals). Natural products are being studied for their possible inhibitory properties on these enzymes to prevent these potentially harmful intermediates from being formed.