October 20, 2016

DR. Shahneaz Ali Khan

DR. Shahneaz Ali Khan

Associate Professor

Department of Physiology Biochemistry & Pharmacology,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Chittagong-4225, Bangladesh
Telephone: +88 031 659093 ext: 197
Mobile: +88 01915722654


Shahneaz Ali Khan, graduated on Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Chittagong University and then completed MPhil on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Then Dr. Khan moved into Eco Health Alliance, (New York, USA) as a research scientist to measure the impact of Nipah virus in fruit bats and its implication in livestock health. Thereafter, Khan launched his career in Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, where he began to enrich his expertise and continuing collaboration with Eco Health Alliance and other collaborators (FAO: Food and agriculture organization, ICDDR,B: international center for diarrhoeal disease research, Bangladesh). He joined in the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University as a Lecturer in 2008 and continued this position until 2011. Currently, he holds as an Assistant Professor position in the same University. Since then, he has been involved in avian influenza research with collaboration with Scientist from Australia and Bangladesh. Khan has recently been moved to Australia to hold a research position as PhD staff at Queensland University of Technology under Professor Peter Timms on Chlamydial vaccine development in koalas. Khan has a very strong record in research in his area that includes a number of papers in the peer reviewed journals such as Vaccine, PloS one, Mbio, PLoS pathogens, EID and Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Khan has received a number of grants such as WWCT Award, by Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK (2010); Columbus Zoo Conservation Fund, USA (2011);University Grant Commission Research Award through CVASU (2011).

Journal Publications

1) Khan, S.A., Desclozeaux, M., Waugh, C., Hanger, J., Loader, J., Gerdts, V, 2016. Antibody and cytokine responses of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) vaccinated with recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein (MOMP) with two different adjuvants. PLos One; 11(5): e0156094.

2) Khan, S. A., Waugh, C., Rawlinson, G., Brumm, J., Nilsson, K., Gerdts, et al. 2014. Vaccination of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with a recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein adjuvanted with poly I: C, a host defense peptide and polyphosphazine, elicits strong and long lasting cellular and humoral immune responses. Vaccine, 32(44), 5781-5786.

3) Khan SA, Polkinghorne A, Waugh C, Hanger J, Loader J, Beagley K, et al. 2015. Humoral immune responses in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) either naturally infected with Chlamydia pecorum or following administration of a recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein vaccine. Vaccine.

4) Waugh C, Khan SA, Carver S, Hanger J, Loader J, Polkinghorne A, et al. 2016. A Prototype Recombinant-Protein Based Chlamydia pecorum Vaccine Results in Reduced Chlamydial Burden and Less Clinical Disease in Free-Ranging Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). PloS one;11:e0146934.

5) Anthony SJ, Epstein JH, Murray KA, Navarrete-Macias I, Zambrana-Torrelio CM, Solovyov A, Ojeda-Flores R, Arrigo NC, Islam A, Ali Khan S, Hosseini P, Bogich TL, Olival KJ, Sanchez-Leon MD, Karesh WB, Goldstein T, Luby SP, Morse SS, Mazet JA, Daszak P, Lipkin WI., 2013. A strategy to estimate unknown viral diversity in mammals. MBio, 4(5), e00598-13.

6) Epstein JH, Quan PL, Briese T, Street C, Jabado O, Conlan S, Ali Khan S, Verdugo D, Hossain MJ, Hutchison SK, Egholm M, Luby SP, Daszak P, Lipkin WI. 2010. Identification of GBV-D, a novel GB-like flavi virus from Old World frugivorous Bats (Pteropus giganteus) in Bangladesh. PLoS pathogens, 6(7), e1000972.

7) Olival KJ, Islam A, Yu M, Anthony SJ, Epstein JH, Khan SA, Khan SU, Crameri G, Wang LF, Lipkin WI, Luby SP, Daszak P. 2013. Ebola virus antibodies in fruit bats, Bangladesh. Emerging infectious diseases, 19(2), 270.

8) Hoque MA, HM Tun, MM Hassan, SA Khan, MN Islam, M Giasuddin, MG Osmani, A Islam, RN Thornton, GW Burgess, LF Skerratt, P Selleck, E Brun, NC Debnath and FC. Leung, 2013. Molecular Epidemiology of Influenza A (H5N1) Viruses, Bangladesh, 2007-2011. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(3-4):314-8.

9) Hoque MA, Skerratt LF, Cook AJ, Khan SA, Grace D, Alam MR, Vidal-Diez A, Debnath NC. 2011. Factors limiting the health of semi-scavenging ducks in Bangladesh. Tropical animal health and production, 43(2), 441-450.

10) Khan SA, M Alauddin, MM Hassan, SKMA Islam, MB Hossain, AH Shaikat, MN Islam, NC Debnath and MA Hoque, 2013. Comparative performance and hemato-biochemical profile of Jinding ducks in different production systems of Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 33(1): 113-116.

11) Islam, S. K. M. A., Alauddin, M., Hassan, M. M., Khan, S. A., Alam, M. R., Hossain, M. B., & Hoque, M. A. 2012. Biochemical Analysis on Blood and Crop Contents of Household Chickens Along With Their Production and Health Status in Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32(4).

12) Hossain MB, Islam MN, Yasin MG, Hassan MM, Islam SKMA and Khan SA (2013), Hematological profile of wild-captured Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus), Bangladesh International Journal of Natural Sciences,3(1-4):12-17.

13) Hossain MB, Islam MN, Shaikat AH, Yasin MG, Hassan MM, Islam SKMA, Rahman A, Mamun MA, Khan SA. 2013. Biochemical profile of wild-captured Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal Veterinary Medicine, 11 (1): 75 -79.

14) Hassan, M. M., Hoque, M. A., ISLAM, S. A., Khan, S. A., Hossain, M. B., & Qamar, B. A. N. U. 2012. Efficacy of anthelmintic against parasitic infections and their treatment effect on the production and blood indices in Black Bengal goats in Bangladesh. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 36(4), 400-408.

15) Epstein, J., Khan, S. A., Kilpatrick, A. M., Islam, A., Luby, S., & Daszak, P. 2011. Integrating Nipah virus ecology in pteropodid bats into a comprehensive surveillance program in Bangladesh. In EcoHealth (Vol. 7, pp. S38-S38). 233.

16) Islam, M. N., Shaikat, A. H., Khan, S. A., Hasan, M. M., & Kriger, K. M. 2012. Concern over destroying frog habitat on the occasion of Save the Frogs Day in Bangladesh. FrogLog, 20, 28.

Research Interest

Since, I started my career, I have been involved with different scientific research project regarding animal diseases including zoonotic pathogen and their impact on livestock production and wildlife health and exploring the therapeutic interventions preventive tools, such as vaccine. My research interests are broad, spanning from livestock and wildlife health issue to the collaborative approach to mitigate them, through the utilization of knowledge and expertise on animal physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology. I am very keen in collaborative project with national and international scientists and my career goals are to continue pursuing excellence.



Basic and Circulatory Physiology (BCP-101)

Systemic Physiology (SPH-102)

Neuro-endocrine and Reproductive Physiology (NRP-201)

Biochemistry (BIC-101)

Toxicology (TOX-302)


Wildlife Physiology (WPH-601)

Avian Physiology (APH-601)

Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology (ERP-601)

Body Fluids and Circulatory Physiology (BCP-601)

Integration Physiology (IPH-601)

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