Dr Khan is Professor of Viral Pathology and Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University. He did his undergraduate and postgraduate training in London, followed by postdoctoral training at Tufts University School of Medicine, USA and then LRF Virus Centre, University of Glasgow. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath) (UK) and has held faculty positions in universities in UK before moving to his current post in UAE. Dr Khan’s primary research interest is EBV and association diseases. His secondary interest is in emerging viral infections and public health. He has over 80 original papers, reviews and book chapters, with total citations of over 9,000 (as of Oct 2018). He has received several awards for his research and teaching, and recently he was elected to UAE’s Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists. He also serves on the editorial board of several of international journals.