Prof. Asad U Khan graduated in Chemistry and did his post graduate in Biotechnology in 1994 and obtained a doctorate in Biochemistry from Aligarh Muslim University in association with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi.He joined as lecturer in 1997 and later proceeded for his post doctoral research in RUTGERS University, New Jersey, USA during 2000-2003 for three years. Prof. Khan has received many honours and awards. He is recipient of BOYSCAST Fellowship of DST, Government of India to work as Visiting Scientist in one of the laboratories in University of Napoli, Italy during 2004. He is recipient of National Bioscience Award for Career Development of Government of India, Department of Biotechnology for the year 2012, Young Scientist Award and Alembic Award of Association of Microbiologist of India in Medical Microbiology in 2006 and 2009 respectively.In year 2010 Prof. Khan has been given Most Active Teachers Award of AMU and DBT-CREST award of Department of Biotechnology. He has been awarded the certificate of appreciation as thesis advisor of ELi Lilly Asia Outstanding Thesis awardee.