Dr. Hyder A. Khoja
Success consists of seeing what everybody has seen and visioning what nobody has thought. Dr. Khoja; is one of those philosophers, a visionary scientists and a business savvy with a vision of achiever. He has had a distinguished professional career, within the high technology realms with strong adaptive ability in leading diverse regulatory programs combined with functional expertise in science and policy domains. His industrial experience, spans from advising, innovating and contributing in developing research projects. He led multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Professionals-Engineers, Biologists, Planners and Scientists. While working with them; he built a foundation of strong cross-functional skills including Research & Business development. He has been instrumental in advising to the board for several start-ups & privately held companies. In recent past he have served as a Visiting Professor for University of Karachi and Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam under HEC-Foreign Faculty hiring program and since then he has been a liaison for many educational cooperative programs.
In 2014, he founded ‘LeoFric Consultants, Inc’, a privately held company which help design highly targeted knowledge solutions to address the global client's challenges, primarily in consulting and modulating client’s business proposals. He also Co-Founded ‘InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc’ and served as a Senior Director for Botanical Drug Research & Development where he developed therapeutic medicines from a plant herbal extracts. From 2014-2016 he served as a Vice President of R&D for Affinor Resources, Inc., a biotech company mainly focusing on vertical farming. He built relationships and collaboration with US department of Agriculture etc.
At present he is serving as Chief Scientific Officer for Oceanix Biotech Corp, where he leads company’s R&D programs. Dr. Khoja, earned his PhD, with honors in ‘Genetic Engineering’ from a French Ivy league: INP-ENSAT. He had his postdoc-training from the Michigan State University a US land grant university. Soon after, he was appointed as a Research Faculty for Virginia-Tech, University of Wyoming & Texas-Tech University-Health Science Center, respectively. His breakthrough research work on ‘Algae for biofuel’ was recognized by the US-DOE (Department of Energy) and was shortlisted for US $23M grant. His scientific works has been published in over 30 peer-reviewed journals. In 2011, his work was honored by the United Nation's-FAO. He is an elocutionist and has a command over 12 international languages.
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