Khalid Rahman graduated in applied biochemistry in 1980 and then completed his Ph.D. degree in 1984 in medical biochemistry. He then spent 5 years on an MRC-Funded Research Fellowship in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Birmingham. This time was spent investigating the mechanisms involved in biliary phospholipids and cholesterol transport. This interest then widened to the regulation of cholesterol by natural compounds such as garlic. Rahman joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Lecturer in 1989 and was then promoted to Senior Lecturer in clinical biochemistry in 1996. In 2002, he was promoted to a reader in physiological biochemistry. He lectures to students reading biochemistry, biomedical science, nutrition, microbiology, and sport science. His current research interests are in the usage of nutraceuticals in the prevention of chronic diseases, mainly cardiovascular disease. He has worked with aged garlic extract since 1995 and has also investigated the properties of green tea and ginger extracts. Professor Rahman has published over 80 papers, written reviews, and chapters for books and presented his work at various international conferences. Since September 2009 he has held the position of Professor of Physiological Biochemistry in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.
Biography Updated on 13 October 2010