Dr. Niazi began his career in pharma at the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy where he was a tenured professor before entering industry at Abbott Laboratories as Director of Technical Affairs in its international Division. There, he witnessed a global disparity that fueled his passion for making high quality biologics affordable and accessible to those in need. He departed Abbott as a Volwiler Fellow to pursue that goal, first through consulting and later through the founding of TheraProteins (TPI). A prolific inventor with 50+ patents to his name, TPI’s proprietary MayaBio technology platform is based off a host of patented inventions he championed. Dr. Niazi has also authored an extensive amount of published work including textbooks which are required reading worldwide.