Bio

BAR ADMISSIONS:


Admission to New York State Bar, Second Judicial Department   1999
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1999
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1999

Registered Patent Agent, United States Patent and Trademark Office   1995

EDUCATION:


Fordham University School of Law   1994-1998
New York, New York
J.D., cum laude; 1998
Fordham Law Review, staff member 1995-1996
inducted into the Order of the Coif

Harvard University   1982-1987
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ph.D. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; 1987
Thesis Advisor: Michael R. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
Thesis Title: Biochemical Mechanisms of Mammalian Pre-mRNA Splicing

University of California, Berkeley   1977-1981
Berkeley, California
B.A., Biochemistry, summa cum laude; 1981
Undergraduate Research Advisor: Daniel E. Koshland, Jr., Ph.D.
Research Topic: Protein Carboxymethylation in Mammalian Cells

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


Postdoctoral Research:

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (MIT)   1987-1991
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Postdoctoral Advisor: Gerald R. Fink, Ph.D.
Research Topic: Mitotic Instability of Chromosomal Tandem Inverted Repeats in S. cerevisiae

Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon   1991-1992
Eugene, Oregon
Postdoctoral Advisor: Charles B. Kimmel, Ph.D.
Research Topic: Cell Lineage and Patterning of Embryonic Mesoderm in the Normal and Mutant Zebrafish

Teaching Assistant

Harvard University   1984-1987
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research Technician

University of California, Berkeley   1981-1982
Berkeley, California
Department of Biochemistry

HONORS AND FELLOWSHIPS:


Legal

  • Graduation with Honors (cum laude); Inducted into the Order of the Coif, Fordham Law School 1998
  • Fordham Law School Dean’s List, 1994-1998
  • Fordham Law School Prize, for the highest grade point average in section, 1995
  • Corpus Juris Secundum Awards (2) presented by West Publishing Company for the highest section grades in Property and Torts, 1995

Scientific

  • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1987-1990
  • NIH Pre-doctoral Training Grant, 1983-1985
  • General Electric Industrial Fellowship, 1982-1983
  • Graduation With High Honors in Biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley 1981

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES


Board of Directors, St. Jude Children’s GMP LLC, 2007-present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:


  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization

APPENDICES


Legal Presentations & Speeches:  Click Here

Scientific Publications:  Click Here