Dr. Khanam joined the St. George’s University as an instructor in the Department of Large Animal Medicine and Surgery in Fall 2019. Her research interests include antimicrobial resistance, development of nanoparticle-based alternatives to traditional antimicrobials, public health, food safety, and green research. She collaborates with other faculty on research projects focused on tick-borne diseases, food safety and animal reproduction.
Prior to joining SGU, Dr. Khanam worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for 3 years at the Defense Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE), India. Her postdoctoral research involved synthesizing and characterizing different types of nanomaterials and composite polymers. She has also worked as a guest lecturer at the Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, India.
Dr. Khanam earned her BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Dr. Hari Singh Gaur University in India. Her graduate research was focused on synthesizing antidote ternary complexes of cadmium, manganese, and zinc with amino acids and vitamins and evaluating their electrode kinetics and thermodynamic parameters by voltammetry to remove metal toxicity.