Fulbright Scholar joins NSME program

September 11, 2018 - Sajjad Khan / NSME program

Introducing Sajjad Khan

In 2013, my mother was diagnosed for cancer tumor in spinal cord via Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).


Later after surgery, our frisson was heightened when the pruned tumor aggregates were characterized to be non-cancerous which were initially supposed to be otherwise. Nevertheless the complete diagnostic procedure opened my eyes to whole new perspective of life.

One question constantly instigated my intellects to think about it. How to diagnose cancerous cells in initial stages before metastasizing by using novel nano-biosensors? The curiosity triggered my fascination to attain Ph.D. with specialization in Nanoscience and Technology as this field opened up numerous possibilities to explore interesting yet challenging opportunities to delve into realm of science and technology for the betterment of humanity. In pursuit of my dreams, I started my Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Microsystems Engineering at The University of New Mexico on prestigious US State Department Flagship Fulbright scholarship program. My research interests are to work on cancer nanobiology and cancer biomarkers detection using novel nano-biosensors.

Besides my studies, I am looking forward to learn about US culture and want to share my Pakistani culture with people of United States. The basic objective is to build people to people contact for mutual understanding and everlasting relationships.