Shazia Khan received the bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in zoology and the master’s degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi, in 2011, with a focus on signal transduction in mycobacterium. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, where she was involved in development of diagnostic for rapid determination of bacterial resistance and antibiotic susceptibility and on 3-D models of cancer biology. She also received internships to gain understanding in the areas of intellectual property and biotech start-ups/innovation. She is currently a Scientific Editor for Life Sciences Journals, Elsevier (Cambridge, MA, USA, Elsevier).
JTEHM, Articles, Published ArticlesGuiding Empiric Treatment for Serious Bacterial Infections via Point of Care B-Lactamase Characterization
For suspected serious bacterial infection in infants, ampicillin administration is a standard treatment (left panel). However, patients with a β-lactamase positive infection may be resistant to this treatment. As delays in effective treatment are correlated with poor patient outcome, rapid... Read more
Posted on 8 AUG 2016