Mohsin Khan, PhD
Vagner O. C. Rigaud, PhD
Andrea Elia, PhD
Dr Khan is an Assistant Professor at Center for Metabolic Disease Research, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University. He did his PhD from Center for Excellence in Molecular Biology (CEMB) University of the Punjab, Pakistan. His research work determined a critical role for aging on stem cell function and ability to repair the heart after myocardial injury.
Vagner graduated in Biology (Genetics), has a master's degree in Medical Sciences and Ph.D. in Cardiology at the School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He joined the lab in June 2019 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after receiving postdoctoral training at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main scientific interest is to understand the involvement of non-coding RNAs (focus on microRNAs) in heart diseases and to translate the knowledge into novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools for cardiovascular diseases. His long-term goal is to pursue a career in science as a PI.
Andrea achieved his master's degree in Pharmacy at the Federico II, University of Naples, Italy. He joined the lab in September 2021 as a Postdoctoral Fellow after receiving Ph.D. in Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the Federico II, University of Naples, Italy. His main scientific interest is focused on the cardiac autonomic nervous system in a post-ischemic in a Vivo mouse model and the impact of physiological aging on the cardiac neuro signaling pathway, to identify novel therapeutic tools for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. His long-term aim is to pursue a career in science as a PI.
Kruti Patel is an honors undergraduate student at Temple University. She is a junior Biology major with a minor in Clinical and Health Psychology. Kruti volunteers at the Emergency Department and various other parts of Temple Hospital. She joined the Khan Lab in January of 2021. After graduating, she hopes to go to medical school and become a physician.
Humza Hussain is an honors undergraduate student at Temple University. He is a sophomore Biochemistry major with a minor in computer science. Humza runs his own basketball training service called Humza Hoops and volunteers with Rise Against Hunger. He joined the Khan Lab in August of 2021. After graduating, he hopes to go to medical school and become a physician.
Bella Brosious is an undergraduate student at Temple University. She is majoring in Biology on a pre-med track. Bella joined the lab in January 2021 through the university’s Undergraduate Research Program. Her future plans are to attend medical school and become a physician.
Jennifer Pennise is an undergraduate Temple University student with a double major in Biology and Communication Studies, a minor in English, and on an accelerated professional master’s track for Scientific Writing. Within the university, she is an active participant for various volunteer and service organizations, a journalist for the Temple News, and a faculty affairs assistant in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office. She joined the Khan lab in January of 2021 and aspires to pursue further scientific research in the hopes to acquire a certification as a physician assistant.
Tej Patel is a senior undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Public Health at Temple University. He joined the lab in May 2021 through the university's Undergraduate Research Program. He is currently a Secretary for Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-professional health society. After graduating from Temple, he wants to apply to medical school in hopes of becoming a Cardiothoracic surgeon one day
Maha Moghal is an undergraduate student in the honors program at Temple University. She is a sophomore Biology major and joined the Khan Lab in August of 2021. She is currently the Social Media Chair for the American Medical Student Association, and aspires to have a career in medicine.