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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Administrator Profile

IKHLAS A KHAN

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NAT'L CENTER FOR NATURAL PROD RESEARCH
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL CENTER FOR NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH, RESEARCH PROFESSOR OF PHARMACOGNOSY, PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR FEDERAL DRUG ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM, RESEARCH PROFESSOR, AND COORDINATOR FOR NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH IN THE CENTER FOR WATER AND WETLAND R
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3011 THAD COCHRAN RESEARCH CENTER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7821
Joined UM: 12/01/1992

Areas of Expertise

  • ANALYTICAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT
  • BIOACTIVE NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • BOTANICAL DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
  • CANCER, DRUG DISCOVERY
  • CHEMICAL MODIFICATIONS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • CHEMISTRY, ORGANIC
  • CHROMATOGRAPHY
  • DRUG ABUSE AND DRUG TESTING
  • DRUG DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
  • DRUG DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT
  • DRUG DISCOVERY, NEW MOLECULAR TARGETS
  • HERBAL PRODUCTS
  • ISOLATION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
  • MOSQUITO REPELLANT
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS CHEMISTRY
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS ISOLATION AND STRUCTURE ELUCIDATION
  • NATURAL PRODUCTS, MEDICINAL PLANT RESEARCH
  • PHARMACOGNOSY
  • PHARMACY, HERBAL MEDICATIONS
  • PHARMACY, NATURAL PRODUCTS AS MODELS FOR DRUG DESIGN
  • PHARMACY, NEW DRUG DISCOVERY
  • RESEARCH - DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
  • RESEARCH - GRANT PREPARATION, EVALUATION & REVIEW PROCESSES
  • RESEARCH COMPLIANCE AND REGULATORY ISSUES
  • RESEARCH METHODS
  • SYNTHETIC METHODS DEVELOPMENT
  • TOTAL SYNTHESIS OF NATURAL PRODUCTS

Brief Bio

Dr. Ikhlas A. Khan, born on 1-3-60 in India, he received his B.Sc. Chemistry in 1980 and a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry in 1982 from Aligarh Muslim Univ., Aligarh, India and Ph.D, 1987 from Inst. fur Pharmaceutische Biol. Munich, W. Germany. He did his postdoctoral studies at Swiss Federal Inst. of Tech. (ETH) Zurich. He began with the Univ. of MS in 1992 as a research scientist. He became a Research Assist. Prof. in 1995, promoted to Research Assoc. Prof. and Dir. of the FDA program in 2001, Asst. Dir. of the National Center for Natural Products Research (NCNPR) in Oct. 2002 and to full Professor status in July 2005. His work at the University of Mississippi has led to several additional academic and research appointments: Director of the FDA Center of Excellence, Professor in the Dept. of Pharmacognosy; U.S. director of the Sino-US TCM Research Center; director of the Center for Research of Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM); and coordinator for NCNPR efforts at the Center for Water and Wetlands Resources. His primary research interests include analytical fingerprinting for standardization of herbal products, and bio-analytical approaches to improvement of product quality and safety. He has authored/co-authored over 440 research articles. He has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international venues. His work on botanical supplements has helped to shape and lead new developments in academia, industry and government organizations. He has received numerous awards, including most recently: D. Litt (Honoris Causa) from Univ. of Hamdard, Delhi, India 2012; the Tyler Prize of the ASP, 2011; the National Business Journal Education Award, 2011; the 5th Annual American Herbal Products Association’s Herbal Insight Award, April 2010; FDA’s Commissioner’s Special Citation, June, 2009; the Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award (2009); the Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Faculty Research Award, 2007-2008, Univ. of Mississippi School of Pharmacy; Int. Society for Horticultural Science Award for Meritorious Service, 2005; Researcher of the Year in the NCNPR, 2001; Faculty Research Award, School of Pharmacy Univ. MS, 2001-2002.

Degrees

BS
CHEMISTRY
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY/ALIGARH, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (1980)
MS
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY/ALIGARH UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (1982)
PHD
PHARMACY
LUDWIG MAXIMILLIANS/MUNICH, GERMANY (1987)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee

Awards

School of Pharmacy Faculty Research Award
2002
School of Pharmacy, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. Faculty Research Award
2008
Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award
2016
School of Pharmacy, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. Faculty Research Award
2016