Omar F. Khan, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Scientist
“Embracing Engineering to Build a Startup and Exit Academia: A Perspective from Tiba Biotech”
Omar F. Khan is Founder and Chief Scientist of Tiba Biotech, a company based on the nucleic acid delivery technologies he invented during his postdoctoral research. Omar earned his B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto where his Ph.D. supervisor was Michael V. Sefton. As a Postdoctoral Associate and Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he worked with Robert Langer and Daniel Anderson.
Omar is widely published on topics at the interface of engineering and life science. His areas of expertise include molecularly-defined nucleic acid delivery systems, vaccination nanotechnology, biomaterials, tissue engineering, reactor design, scale-up production and translational research models.