Prof. Mazhar I. Khan is a Professor of Pathobiolgy at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He is the Chairman for Department of Pathobiology and Curricular and Courses, 1990-1996 and in several others. He received his Ph.D. (Comparative Pathology) and M.P.V.M. (Preventive Veterinary Medicine) at University of California, Davis; and D.V.M. (Veterinary Medicine) at University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Currently he is involved in the development of innovative bioinformatics tool for viral quasispecies reconstruction using next generation sequencing data for the development of optimized vaccines. He is also developing and testing nanoparticle based avian influenza (bird flu) vaccine. He has long-term experience in Development and Application of DNA probe, PCR, multiplex PCR and real-time PCR methods for rapid detecting of viral pathogens in clinical samples since 1987. He made contributions in the diagnostic field by early applications of DNA techniques in identification of several pathogens of avian and animal diseases. He is a Reviewer in USDA National Competitive grants programs; Bi-national Agriculture Development grant (BARD); Research Foundation grants, University of Connecticut; American Journal of Veterinary Research; Journal of Veterinary diagnostic Investigation. He has Professional Membership in American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP); American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA); American Association of Extension Veterinarians (AAEV); American Association of University Professors (AAUP); Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA); American Society for Microbiology (ASM). He is the Mentor for Visiting International Scientists.