College of Science & Mathematics will be hosting Dr. Jackie Reed, a molecular biologist and registered patent agent of the firm Whitham, Curtis & Cook, P.C. Dr. Reed has graciously offered to speak to our students about her experience and career as a registered patent agent.
She has over a decade of intellectual property management experience in industry and academia. She has extensive experience in the areas of biotechnology, medicine, and medical devices, with expertise encompassing recombinant DNA and RNA techniques, design and analysis of transgenic mice, gene regulation, translational medicine, and clinical laboratory medicine. Her post-doctoral research included studies of cytokine signaling and regulation of metabolic processes in pulmonary, adipose, and neuronal cells.
Dr. Reed earned her PhD in Molecular Developmental Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, BS in Natural Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and AS in Medical Laboratory Technology at Indiana Wesleyan University. She was a co-founder and intellectual property manager during the early days of the biotech start-up now known as Intrexon Corporation. She studied patent law coursework at the University of Cincinnati College of Law as a non-matriculated student before relocating to Virginia to work as a licensing associate at Virginia Tech Intellectual Property (VTIP), where she managed a portfolio of life science, medical device, and pharmaceutical invention disclosures and patents.
Please join us in room 264 Brehm Lab for "cookies and conversation" with Dr. Jackie Reed!