Naghma Khan, PhD

Position title: Associate Scientist


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BS (Zoology, Botany, & Chemistry) 1997, University of Delhi, India
MS (Toxicology) 1999, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi
PhD (Toxicology) 2004, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

PubMed Publications (external link)

Research Interests

My research goal is to define dietary mechanism-based agents for the prevention/treatment of cancer. This process specifically revolve around identifying dietary agents that show pre-clinical promise using in-vitro and in-vivo models and directing them to a Phase I human clinical trial setting.

At present, through the work funded by the American Cancer Society, I am exploring the roles of mutant PI3K in colorectal cancer growth, survival, and metastasis that will help unveil the mechanisms of malignant progression. My research is focused on developing a dietary, nontoxic agent which can be used as an adjuvant for the prevention and treatment of PI3K-mutant colorectal cancer.

Recent Publications

Khan N*, Jajeh F, Eberhardt EL, Miller DD, Albrecht DM, Van Doorn R, Hruby MD, Maresh ME, Clipson L, Mukhtar H and Halberg RB. Fisetin and 5-fluorouracil:Effective combination for PIK3CA-mutant colorectal cancer. International Journal of Cancer, 2019, 145: 3022-3032. PMID: 31018249. *Corresponding author

Khan N*, Mukhtar H. Tea Polyphenols in Promotion of Human Health. Nutrients, 2018, 25;11(1). pii: E39. PMID:30585192. *Corresponding author

Khan N*, Jajeh F, Khan MI, Mukhtar E, Shabana SM and Mukhtar H. Sestrin-3 modulation is essential for therapeutic efficacy of cucurbitacin B in lung cancer cells. Carcinogenesis, 2017, 38: 184-195. PMID: 27881463. *Corresponding author

Khan N and Mukhtar H. Dietary agents for prevention and treatment of lung cancer. Cancer Letters, 2015, 359: 155-164. PMID: 25644088.

Chamcheu JC, Pal HC, Siddiqui IA, Adhami VM, Ayehunie S, Boylan BT, Noubissi FK, Khan N, Syed DN, Elmets CA, Wood GS, Afaq F, and Mukhtar H. Prodifferentiation, anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative effects of delphinidin, a dietary anthocyanidin, in a full-thickness three-dimensional reconstituted human skin model of psoriasis. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 2015, 28:177-188. PMID: 25620035.

Khan N, Bharali DJ, Adhami VM, Siddiqui IA, Cui H, Shabana SH, Mousa SA and Mukhtar H. Oral administration of naturally occurring chitosan based nanoformulated green tea polyphenol EGCG effectively inhibits prostate cancer cell growth in a xenograft model. Carcinogenesis, 2014, 35: 415-423. PMID: 24072771.

Khan N, Syed DN, Ahmad N, and Mukhtar H. Fisetin: a dietary antioxidant for health promotion. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2013, 19:151-162. PMID: 23121441.

Khan N and Mukhtar H. Tea and health: Studies in humans. Current Pharmaceutical Design, 2013, 19: 6141-6147. PMID:

Khan N, Adhami VM, Afaq F and Mukhtar H. Butein induces apoptosis and inhibits prostate tumor growth in-vitro and in-vivo. Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, 2012, 16: 1195-204. PMID: 22114764.

Khan N, Afaq F, Khusro FH, Adhami VM, Suh Y and Mukhtar H. Dual inhibition of PI3K/Akt and mTOR signaling in human non-small cell lung cancer cells by a dietary flavonoid fisetin. International Journal of Cancer, 2012, 130: 1695-1705. PMID: 21618507.


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