Lab Members

Current Lab Members

Imtiaz A. Khan, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

Imtiaz A. Khan received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Medical Sciences at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, in 1983. Following his Ph.D., he worked as a senior resident in the Department of Clinical Microbiology at the Institute of Medical Sciences Kashmir. In 1986 he moved to the United States and was recruited to Dartmouth Medical School in New Hampshire as a postdoctoral fellow. Under the mentorship of Dr. Lloyd Kasper, Dr. Khan did some pioneering research on CD8+ T cell immunity against Toxoplasma gondii. In 1992 he obtained independent funding and was promoted to the rank of Research Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor at Dartmouth Medical School in 1997. Dr. Khan went on to be appointed as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in 2000. In July 2006, he moved to George Washington University as a Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine (MITM). Dr. Khan’s interests are focused on the development of CD8+ T cell memory response against intracellular pathogens like Toxoplasma gondii and Encephalitozoon cuniculi. He has collaborations with a number of renowned scientists in the USA and Europe.

Magali Moretto, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

Magali Moretto obtained her Ph.D. in Biology in 1998 from Francois Rabelais University in Tours, France. During her PhD, she studied the role of secretary IgA and gut mucosal plasma B cells after oral Toxoplasma infection. She then did her postdoctoral studies with Dr. Khan, first at Dartmouth University and then at Louisiana State University. Her specialty are gut mucosal immune responses to infectious diseases. Lately, she has been studying the role of intraepithelial lymphocytes during microsporidia infection.

SuJin Hwang, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral scientist

SuJin Hwang received her Ph.D. in Immunology in 2008 from Seoul National University College of Medicine. She was then trained as a postdoctoral scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Love at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md. Her main interests were thymic development and T cell signaling. In 2013 she joined Dr. Khan’s lab and is currently working on CD4 T cell exhaustion during Toxoplasma infection.

Danielle Harrow, M.Sc.
Ph.D. student

Danielle Harrow received her Master of Sciences from Pennsylvania State University studying environmental pollution. In 2014 she started her Ph.D. in the Khan laboratory, investigating the role of CD4 T cells during microsporidia infection with a particular focus on gut immune responses.

Seon Jeong Kim
Undergraduate project student

Seon Jeong (Sunny) Kim has been working in the Khan lab since October 2014. She is an undergraduate at George Washington University in the second year of a seven-year B.A./M.D. program.

Julia Keegan
Undergraduate project student

Julia Keegan is a current undergraduate at George Washington University. She  has been working in the Khan lab since August 2013. 

Claudia Kosiecki
Undergraduate project student

Claudia Kosiecki is a current undergraduate at George Washington University. She  has been working in the Khan lab since November 2015. 

Charlotte Ouellette
Undergraduate project student

Charlotte Ouellette is a current undergraduate at George Washington University. She  has been working in the Khan lab since November 2015. 

Jacquelyn Veatch
Undergraduate project student

Jacquelyn Veatch is a current undergraduate at George Washington University. She  has been working in the Khan lab since November 2015. 

Former Lab Members  

   Mariana Ribeiro Dominguez, Ph.D.
   Postdoctoral  scientist 

 

Alexandra Gross
Undergraduate project student

   Steven Friedman
   Undergraduate project student

   Salika Jeelani
   Visiting scientist