Dr. Khan is an endodontist and a neuroscientist. She conducts clinical, translational and basic science research towards the ultimate goal of improving pain management. Her current clinical projects are on the (1) development of new strategies for the diagnosis and management of acute odontogenic pain, (2) evaluation of new analgesics and anesthetics and (3) development of new diagnostics for the detection of cracks in teeth. Translational and basic science projects are focused on the role of extracellular vesicles (aka exosomes) and microRNAs in pain. The aim of these projects is to elucidate the mechanisms by which extracellular vesicles and microRNAs modulate pain.
Dr. Khan enjoys mentoring students. She teaches both pre-doctoral and graduate students. She also enjoys treating patients and maintains a private endodontic practice.