Omar Khan

Assistant Professor

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Omar Khan

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor

Professor Khan is the Canada Research Chair in Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. He earned his B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. His postdoctoral work in nanotechnology was in the labs of Professors Daniel G. Anderson and Robert Langer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Khan was the Scientific Founder and Chief Scientist of Tiba Biotech, and a consultant for nanotechnology biotechs. At U of T, his research combines regenerative medicine, the development of nucleic acid-based platform technologies and novel biomaterials to treat and prevent disease. As an RNA nanotechnology and vaccine expert, he is regularly featured in television, radio and print news.