Dr Serajul Khan has been a full-time vestibular researcher since 2012. He is currently employed as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). He also holds a conjoint academic position at the University of New South Wales and an Honorary Associate position at the University of Sydney. Dr Khan completed his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Sydney in 2008. He was recruited to a post-doctoral fellowship in 2009 by Professor Simon Gandevia, who is an internationally recognised pioneer in human motor control. Dr Khan followed this with a second postdoctoral position in vestibular physiology in 2012. He is examining the role of the efferent vestibular system in modifying and repairing the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) after injury. This work will contribute to the development of treatment options for the estimated 300,000 Australians with peripheral vestibular organ injury.
Dr Khan was awarded the 2012 Paxinos Prize for Best Paper Published by a Postdoctoral Researcher.