Mohammad Khalid Ijaz

Reckitt Benckiser

Dr. Ijaz is currently Director of Scientific Affairs at Global Research & Development for Lysol and Dettol, Reckitt Benckiser LLC, based in Montvale, New Jersey. Additionally, he’s an adjunct faculty member at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY. He has been on the faculty in different international medical, pharmacy & veterinary schools. He obtained his DVM in 1976, MSc (Honors) in 1979 both from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology (Environmental Virology) from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 1985, where he worked on aerobiology of rota- and human coronaviruses (Dr. Syed A. Sattar – Advisor). He did post-doctoral work in Immunobiology / Vaccinology with Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk (now at University of Alberta) at the Vaccines and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan, Canada. His research interests currently and over the past twenty-three years have focused on human pathogens spread via the environment and the mitigational role of hygiene agents. He is an active member of various national and international scientific societies. Last year he was elected Fellow of Royal Society of Public Health (UK).