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Dr. Imroze Khan receives Early Career Research Award from SERB

The ECRA award scheme provides research support to young scientists for pursuing advanced research in the frontier areas of basic science.

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24 May, 2018 | 2 min read

May 24, 2018: Dr. Imroze Khan, Assistant Professor of Biology at Ashoka University, has been selected as one of the recipients of Early Career Research Award (ECRA) by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST, Government of India). The ECRA award scheme provides generous research support to the young scientists who are in their early career for pursuing advanced research in the frontier areas of basic science.

Dr. Khan is an Evolutionary Biologist whose primary interest lies in the biology of aging. He believes that although aging is a complex phenomenon, many features of aging can be explained simply by analyzing the deregulation of immune responses in older individuals. They produce hyper active immune responses at an unnecessary level and experience increased risk of damage to their vital organs caused by self-immune reactions (e.g. autoimmune responses during diabetes).

His group is presently investigating the aspects of immune responses that promote aging and the evolutionary reasons underlying the increased risk of autoimmune diseases in older individuals.

The 3-year ECRA funding will support a considerable part of his research on aging and immunity.

Dr. Imroze Khan earned his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata and completed his postdoctoral training from National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. Click here to know more about Dr. Khan’s evolutionary immunology lab at Ashoka University.

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