Ishrat Nourin Khan
I completed my BS and MS in nutrition and food science from Institute of Nutrition and Food Science (INFS), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. My MS dissertation was focused on antioxidant vitamins (beta-carotene and vitamin C) and minerals (copper, manganese, selenium, and zinc) content in locally available vegetables of Bangladesh. I joined INFS as lecturer in May 2016 and have been meticulously involved in teaching, mentoring and research.
My scholarly excellence in my early days as a faculty has been reflected in my involvement with government and international organizations to provide technical support in nutrition for policy making in Bangladesh. In addition, I was able to publish three research articles in peer review outlets. My research interest lies in the field of food functionality, food safety and toxicology. I am enthralled to be a part of the doctoral program of Human Toxicology at the University of Iowa. I believe the interdisciplinary approach, bench to bed-side platform of research, and stellar faculty caliber that the Human Toxicology Program offers will enable me to unlock my potential to be a next generation toxicologist.
Advisor: Andrean L. Simons-Burnett, Ph.D.