Dr. Hasan Zaki Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, US.
Dr. Zaki earned his undergraduate and master's degrees in Microbiology at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He then joined the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh. He did his doctoral research in the Department of Microbiology at Kumamoto University School of Medicine, Kumamoto, Japan. Dr. Zaki did postdoctoral research at Kumamoto University and later at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. There, his research focused on the role of NOD-like receptors (NLRs) in inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer.
Dr. Zaki's current research interests include host-pathogen interaction, the role of pathogen sensors in intestinal inflammation and cancer, pathogenic mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer, and identifying immune checkpoints of colorectal cancer that could be targeted for therapeutic intervention and drug development.