Mahjabeen Khan, mentee in the 2019 MedTech-Pharma program in NSW (UNSW)

I am a Microbiologist and a current PhD scholar at the School of Optometry and Vision Science. In my PhD I am working on determining the resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa causing keratitis in contact lens (CL) wearers and non-contact lens (non-CL) wearers. In this project isolates from different geographical areas will be compared based on their resistance to antibiotics and multipurpose solutions. The frequency of resistance and the major contributors behind the resistance mechanisms will be investigated to find out the differences between CL lens and non-CL lens related keratitis, differences in various regions and within Australian isolates of P.aeruginosa over the past ten years.

Previously, I completed my M.Phil Microbiology from Pakistan in 2013 and in the beginning of my career I served in a college teaching biology and working as a microbiologist in the institution in Pakistan. In 2017, I travelled to Australia for my PhD.

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