The Director of the National Center for Natural Products Research, Director of the FDA Center of Excellence, Research Professor, as well as Professor in the Department of Pharmacognosy at the National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi. Additionally, he is the Director for Sino-US TCM Research Center; Director, Center for Research of Indian Systems of Medicine (CRISM); Research Professor and Coordinator for Natural Products Research Center for Water and Wetlands Research; a visiting Professor at Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China; an Adjunct Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong; visiting professor for King Saud University, Saudi Arabia since 2010; Soochow University, since 2010 and Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, The People’s Republic of China since 2010. He received a D. Litt (Honoris Causa) from University of Hamdard, Delhi, India 2012; a B.S. in Chemistry in 1980 and a M.S. in Organic Chemistry in 1982 from the Aligarh Muslim University/Aligarh, India. Dr. Khan then received a Ph.D. in Pharmacy from the Institute fuer Pharmaceutische Biology/Munich, West Germany in 1987 and postdoctoral studies at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. After completing his education, Dr. Khan began his career with the University of Mississippi in 1992 as a research scientist. He became a Research Assistant Professor in 1995, and was promoted to Research Associate Professor and Director of the FDA program in 2001, Assistant Director of NCNPR in Oct. 2002, Professor in July 2005, to Associate Director in 2015 and most recently to Director in 2017.