Research Portfolio

Shahneaz Khan
Professor and Head
Department of Physiology Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


Shahneaz Ali Khan, graduated on Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Chittagong University and then completed MPhil on Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Then Dr. Khan moved into Eco Health Alliance, (New York, USA) as a research scientist to measure the impact of Nipah virus in fruit bats and its implication in livestock health. Thereafter, Khan launched his career in Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, where he began to enrich his expertise and continuing collaboration with Eco Health Alliance and other collaborators (FAO: Food and agriculture organization, ICDDR,B: international center for diarrhoeal disease research, Bangladesh). He joined in the Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University as a Lecturer in 2008 and continued this position until 2011. Currently, he holds as an Assistant Professor position in the same University. Since then, he has been involved in avian influenza research with collaboration with Scientist from Australia and Bangladesh. Khan has completed PhD degree from Queensland University of Technology under Professor Peter Timms on Chlamydial vaccine development in koalas. Khan has a very strong record in research in his area that includes a number of papers in the peer reviewed journals such as Vaccine, PloS one, Mbio, PLoS pathogens, EID and Preventive Veterinary Medicine. Khan has received a number of grants such as WWCT Award, by Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK (2010); Columbus Zoo Conservation Fund, USA (2011);University Grant Commission Research Award through CVASU (2011).



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302, Old Academic Building ; 2nd Floor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Chattogram City.


Educational Qualifications


Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Australia 


Chittagong University 

Chattogram, Bangladesh 


Chittagong University 

Chattogram , Bangladesh 



  1. Shaikat AH, Khan SA, Imtiaz MA, Pasha MR, Sultana J, Saif A, Alam MR. Assessing the health hazard originated via pesticide chemicals in human through rabbit model in agricultural production system in Bangladesh. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2022 Apr 28;23(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s40360-022-00567-5. PMID: 35484604; PMCID: PMC9047348.
  2. Khan SA, Imtiaz MA, Islam MM, Tanzin AZ, Islam A, Hassan MM. Major bat-borne zoonotic viral epidemics in Asia and Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Vet Med Sci. 2022 May 10. doi: 10.1002/vms3.835. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35537080.
  3. Kalam MA, Rahman MS, Alim MA, Shano S, Afrose S, Jalal FA, Akter S, Khan SA, Islam MM, Uddin MB, Islam A, Magalhães RJS, Hassan MM. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Common Practices of Livestock and Poultry Veterinary Practitioners Regarding the AMU and AMR in Bangladesh. Antibiotics (Basel). 2022 Jan 10;11(1):80. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics11010080. PMID: 35052957; PMCID: PMC8772885.
  4. Kalam MA, Alim MA, Shano S, Nayem MRK, Badsha MR, Mamun MAA, Hoque A, Tanzin AZ, Khan SA, Islam A, Islam MM, Hassan MM. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance among Poultry Drug and Feed Sellers in Bangladesh. Vet Sci. 2021 Jun 15;8(6):111. doi: 10.3390/vetsci8060111. PMID: 34203812; PMCID: PMC8232782.
  5. Hassan MM, Kalam MA, Alim MA, Shano S, Nayem MRK, Badsha MR, Al Mamun MA, Hoque A, Tanzin AZ, Nath C, Khanom H, Khan SA, Islam MM, Uddin MB, Islam A. Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices on Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance among Commercial Poultry Farmers in Bangladesh. Antibiotics (Basel). 2021 Jun 28;10(7):784. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics10070784. PMID: 34203195; PMCID: PMC8300693.
  6. Hassan MM, El Zowalaty ME, Lundkvist Å, Järhult JD, Khan MRN, Tanzin AZ, Badsha MR, Khan SA, Ashour HM (2021). Residual antimicrobial agents in food originating from animals. Trends in Food Science&Technology (Q1; IF=11.392)
  7.  Khan, S.A., Imtiaz, M.A., Sayeed, M.A. et al. Antimicrobial resistance pattern in domestic animal - wildlife - environmental niche via the food chain to humans with a Bangladesh perspective; a systematic review. BMC Vet Res 16, 302 (2020).
  8. Mohammad M. Hassan, Mohamed E. El Zowalaty, Shahneaz A. Khan, Ariful Islam, Md. Raihan K. Nayem & Josef D. Järhult (2020) Role of Environmental Temperature on the Attack rate and Case fatality rate of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 10:1, DOI: 10.1080/20008686.2020.1792620 
  9. Hassan, M. M., El Zowalaty, M. E., Islam, A., Khan, S. A., Rahman, M. K., Järhult, J. D., & Hoque, M. A. (2020). Prevalence and Diversity of Avian Influenza Virus Hemagglutinin Sero-Subtypes in Poultry and Wild Birds in Bangladesh. Veterinary Sciences, 7(2), 73. 
  10.  Khan, S.A., Desclozeaux, M., Waugh, C., Hanger, J., Loader, J., Gerdts, V, 2016. Antibody and cytokine responses of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) vaccinated with recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein (MOMP) with two different adjuvantsPLos One; 11(5): e0156094.
  11. Khan, S. A., Waugh, C., Rawlinson, G., Brumm, J., Nilsson, K., Gerdts, et al. 2014. Vaccination of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) with a recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein adjuvanted with poly I: C, a host defense peptide and polyphosphazine, elicits strong and long lasting cellular and humoral immune responses. Vaccine, 32(44), 5781-5786.
  12. Khan SA, Polkinghorne A, Waugh C, Hanger J, Loader J, Beagley K, et al. 2015. Humoral immune responses in koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) either naturally infected with Chlamydia pecorum or following administration of a recombinant chlamydial major outer membrane protein vaccine. Vaccine.
  13. Waugh C, Khan SA, Carver S, Hanger J, Loader J, Polkinghorne A, et al. 2016. A Prototype Recombinant-Protein Based Chlamydia pecorum Vaccine Results in Reduced Chlamydial Burden and Less Clinical Disease in Free-Ranging Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus). PloS one;11:e0146934.
  14. Anthony SJ, Epstein JH, Murray KA, Navarrete-Macias I, Zambrana-Torrelio CM, Solovyov A, Ojeda-Flores R, Arrigo NC, Islam A, Ali Khan S, Hosseini P, Bogich TL, Olival KJ, Sanchez-Leon MD, Karesh WB, Goldstein T, Luby SP, Morse SS, Mazet JA, Daszak P, Lipkin WI., 2013. A strategy to estimate unknown viral diversity in mammals. MBio, 4(5), e00598-13.
  15. Epstein JH, Quan PL, Briese T, Street C, Jabado O, Conlan S, Ali Khan S, Verdugo D, Hossain MJ, Hutchison SK, Egholm M, Luby SP, Daszak P, Lipkin WI. 2010. Identification of GBV-D, a novel GB-like flavi virus from Old World frugivorous Bats (Pteropus giganteus) in Bangladesh. PLoS pathogens, 6(7), e1000972.
  16.  Olival KJ, Islam A, Yu M, Anthony SJ, Epstein JH, Khan SA, Khan SU, Crameri G, Wang LF, Lipkin WI, Luby SP, Daszak P. 2013. Ebola virus antibodies in fruit bats, Bangladesh. Emerging infectious diseases, 19(2), 270.
  17.  Hoque MA, HM Tun, MM Hassan, SA Khan, MN Islam, M Giasuddin, MG Osmani, A Islam, RN Thornton, GW Burgess, LF Skerratt, P Selleck, E Brun, NC Debnath and FC. Leung, 2013. Molecular Epidemiology of Influenza A (H5N1) Viruses, Bangladesh, 2007-2011. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 111(3-4):314-8.
  18.  Hoque MA, Skerratt LF, Cook AJ, Khan SA, Grace D, Alam MR, Vidal-Diez A, Debnath NC. 2011. Factors limiting the health of semi-scavenging ducks in Bangladesh. Tropical animal health and production, 43(2), 441-450.
  19.  Khan SA, M Alauddin, MM Hassan, SKMA Islam, MB Hossain, AH Shaikat, MN Islam, NC Debnath and MA Hoque, 2013. Comparative performance and hemato-biochemical profile of Jinding ducks in different production systems of Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 33(1): 113-116.
  20.  Islam, S. K. M. A., Alauddin, M., Hassan, M. M., Khan, S. A., Alam, M. R., Hossain, M. B., & Hoque, M. A. 2012. Biochemical Analysis on Blood and Crop Contents of Household Chickens Along With Their Production and Health Status in Bangladesh. Pakistan Veterinary Journal, 32(4).
  21. Hossain MB, Islam MN, Yasin MG, Hassan MM, Islam SKMA and Khan SA (2013), Hematological profile of wild-captured Indian Flying Fox (Pteropus giganteus), Bangladesh International Journal of Natural Sciences,3(1-4):12-17.
  22. Hossain MB, Islam MN, Shaikat AH, Yasin MG, Hassan MM, Islam SKMA, Rahman A, Mamun MA, Khan SA. 2013. Biochemical profile of wild-captured Indian flying fox (Pteropus giganteus) in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal Veterinary Medicine, 11 (1): 75 -79.
  23.  Hassan, M. M., Hoque, M. A., ISLAM, S. A., Khan, S. A., Hossain, M. B., & Qamar, B. A. N. U. 2012. Efficacy of anthelmintic against parasitic infections and their treatment effect on the production and blood indices in Black Bengal goats in Bangladesh. Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, 36(4), 400-408.
  24.  Epstein, J., Khan, S. A., Kilpatrick, A. M., Islam, A., Luby, S., & Daszak, P. 2011. Integrating Nipah virus ecology in pteropodid bats into a comprehensive surveillance program in Bangladesh. In EcoHealth (Vol. 7, pp. S38-S38). 233.
  25.  Islam, M. N., Shaikat, A. H., Khan, S. A., Hasan, M. M., & Kriger, K. M. 2012. Concern over destroying frog habitat on the occasion of Save the Frogs Day in Bangladesh. FrogLog, 20, 28.


Current Funding

Antimicrobial Residue into Human Food Chain

Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information & Statistics (BANBEIS) (project number SD 2019967)