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The People Behind the PhDs 11: Iman Daryaei, The lights go out, contrast agent, I can almost see 1-3

The People Behind the PhDs 11: Iman Daryaei, The lights go out, contrast agent, I can almost see 1-3

Iman Daryaei is a multidisciplinary researcher with expertise in chemical synthesis, biological chemistry, drug discovery and development, cancer biology, and medical imaging at NuvOx Pharma. Iman finished his PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of Arizona where he also completed a a PhD Minor in Entrepreneurship.


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Iman Daryaei Bio

Born and raised in Iran, Iman Daryaei moved to US in 2009 to pursue a Master of Science (MSc) in Medicinal Chemistry at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe). I was admitted for a PhD degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Arizona in 2011. My interest in entrepreneurial activities led me to complete a minor degree in Entrepreneurship at the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program at University of Arizona in 2016. Since then I am working for NuvOx Pharma, a Pharmaceutical Company, in Tucson Arizona where I am using my expertise in chemistry and molecular imaging for early detection of cancer and treatment of neurological disorders.

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Among Dr. Daryaei’s research topics contrast agents which are substances used to increase the contrast of structures or fluids within the body in medical imaging. Read more at With greater contrast in images, medical professionals can more quickly detect diseases such as the development of cancer. 
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