Hafiz Dr. Jibran Khokhar
Dr. Jibran Khokhar was born in Kuwait where he memorized the Quran with an ijazah. He completed his Bachelors in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and his Doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Toronto followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatry at Dartmouth College.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Guelph where he studies topics related to substance use and severe mental illness, and how drugs of abuse affect the developing brain.
He also serves as a Khateeb for the Guelph community and a Senior Fellow at Yaqeen Institute. His focus is on dealing with contemporary issues that impact the well-being and identity in Muslim youth such as substance use and mental health.