Rima Khankan, PhD

Rima  Khankan
Assistant Professor
Applied Medical Sciences, SPAS
Basic Visual Sciences, SCCO
School of Physician Assistant Studies
Southern California College of Optometry
Joined us in 2011
BS, California State University, Bakersfield
MS, California State University, Los Angeles
Biotechnology Certificate, California State University, Los Angeles
PhD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
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Rima Khankan, PhD, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from California State University, Bakersfield. She received her Master of Science in Biology and Biotechnology Certificate from California State University, Los Angeles. She completed her PhD in Pathobiology from Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she studied the regulation of extracellular matrix molecules in retinal pigment epithelial cells and their role in retinal fibrosis.

Dr. Khankan teaches Applied Medical Sciences for the Physician Assistant Program and Applied Biomedical Sciences as well as Neurophysiology for the Optometry Program. She also coordinates the Anatomage virtual cadaver technology.