Tanvir Khan, PhD

After receiving his PhD in neurobiology and behavior from Stony Brook University, Tanvir Khan discovered that he enjoyed writing as much as conducting experiments. That epiphany led him to create a science blog where he could share his enthusiasm for scientific discoveries with a lay audience. Since then, he has worked in various science and medical writing positions that allowed him to combine both of his passions: science and writing.

Articles by Tanvir Khan, PhD
A woman is outside with a scent trail behind her that attracts two hungry mosquitoes.
Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?
Tanvir Khan, PhD and Laura Tran, PhD | Feb 6, 2024 | 2 min read
Scientists itch to decipher the cues that make some people mosquito magnets.
Avoiding Gene Editing’s Unintended Consequences
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Feb 2, 2024 | 4 min read
CRISPR-Cas9 editing leads to widespread loss of the targeted chromosome in human T cells, but scientists recently discovered a way to prevent such loss.
The Problem with Protocols
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Jan 22, 2024 | 4 min read
Faced with a lack of consensus in published protocols, researchers found optimal conditions for enhancing cortical neuron adhesion and maturation in culture.
An Overview of High Throughput Screening
An Overview of High Throughput Screening
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Jan 2, 2024 | 5 min read
High throughput screening (HTS) relies on liquid handling devices, robotics, plate readers, and data processing software to automatically test a large number of biological, genetic, chemical, or pharmacological samples. 
A graphic of two stem cells colored pink and blue splitting from each other, with binary code shown in the background.
Fixing the Problem With Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Oct 31, 2023 | 4 min read
A new strategy prevents reprogramming-induced epigenetic aberrations in human induced pluripotent stem cells.
Artistic rendering of a cancer cell in red with round, blue accents
Targeting Breast Cancer Metastasis
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Oct 16, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers inhibited molecules that regulate both tumor and immune cell migration and their crosstalk signaling to impede metastasis.
Brain tumor on an MRI scan
Machine Learning for Predicting Glioblastoma Prognosis
Tanvir Khan, PhD | Oct 4, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers integrate scRNA-seq, spatial transcriptomics, and histology imaging data to show that spatial cellular architecture predicts glioblastoma prognosis.