Born and raised in Iran, Dr. Daryaei obtained his MSc degree in Medicinal Chemistry from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2011 where he developed skills in drug discovery and development. He received a PhD degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of Arizona in 2017 where his focus was developing new diagnostic agents for the detection of cancer. He then joined NuvOx Pharma to gain industry expending in biomedical imaging. Dr. Daryaei has formal training in entrepreneurship and enhanced his skills and capabilities by participating in many entrepreneurial activities including highly prestige NSF ICORP program. Dr. Daryaei founded TheraCea Pharma based on a technology that he had developed during his career at the University of Arizona as a graduate student.