Geoff Findlay, Ph.D., joined Fulbright in 2003 where he worked as a patent agent and technical advisor for nine years. Geoff holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Williams College and a Ph.D. in molecular neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin. Geoff is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society and was awarded scholar athlete honors during his undergraduate studies. Geoff was awarded multiple competitive fellowships and grants, and his work has been featured in journals including The Journal of Neuroscience. Geoff also worked at a Phase I lab and performed cancer research. As a patent professional, Geoff has focused on biotechnology patent prosecution, patentability searches, and freedom-to-operate analyses for a wide range of technologies including next-generation sequencing, cancer therapies, antimicrobial compositions, polymers, small molecule therapeutics, cartilage technologies, imaging, antibody therapeutics, stem cell technologies, pharmaceutical compositions, and other biotechnologies.
Prior to joining the Parker Highlander, Geoff served as a Technical Advisor and Patent Agent for 9 years at the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP. Geoff’s technical background ranges from chemistry to molecular biology and the creation and characterization of genetically altered animals. His experience includes physical chemistry research focused on the enzyme RNase, experience at a Phase I drug development lab, cancer research focusing on genetics, and molecular neuropharmacology. He has also been awarded several competitive fellowships from NIH/NIAAA and private sponsors.
Findlay G.S., Phelan R., Roberts M.T., Homanics G.E., Bergeson S.E., Lopreato G.F., Mihic S.J., Blednov Y.A., and Harris R.A., “Glycine Receptor Knock-in Mice and Hyperekplexia-Like Phenotypes: Comparisons with the Null Mutant,” J Neurosci, 23(22): 8051-9, 2003
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While working on his Ph.D., Geoff was awarded the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society membership. He was also awarded numerous fellowships and scholarships.