Andrew M. Launder, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
- B.S., Chemistry, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
- Andrew M. Launder, Ph. D. provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience within computational chemistry focused on electronic structure theory, atmospheric free-radical chemistry, and chemical graph theory.
- Projects and published work in applications, theory, and implementation.
- “Exploring mechanisms of a tropospheric archetype: CH3O2 + NO” Launder, A. M.; Agarwal, J.; Schaefer, H. F. J. Chem. Phys. 2015, 143, 234302.
- “Prediction and characterization of alkaline-earth (M = Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba) metallacyclopentadienes and relevant derivatives” Sun. Z.; Launder, A. M.; Schaefer, H. F. ChemistrySelect 2017, 2, 1442.
- “Ethylperoxy radical: approaching spectroscopic accuracy via coupled-cluster theory” Launder, A. M.; Turney, J. M.; Agarwal, J.; Schaefer, H. F. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 15715.
- B.A., Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
- Arsalan Zolfaghari provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience includes organic methodology, total-synthesis, unnatural amino acid synthesis, biorthogonal ligations, and purification and characterization.
- B.S., Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
- B.F.A., Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Evan Graham provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience includes semi-conductor physics, laser optics, imaging, and scientific computation.
- American Physical Society
- M.A., Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
- B.A., Physics, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
- Frank Morton-Park provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields including artificial intelligence, blockchains, emissions, fossil fuel technology, software, and control methods.
- Research experience includes black hole physics, string cosmology, particle physics, condensed matter, and scientific computation.
- J. Franklin & F. Morton-Park, “Charged Radial Infall for Spherical Central Bodies”, American Journal of Physics, 78(12), 2010.
- F. Morton-Park, “On the Neutralization of Charged Black Holes”, B.A. Thesis, Reed College, 2010.
Jennifer R. Johnson, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
- B.S. Biology with a minor in Biochemistry, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
- Jennifer R. Johnson, Ph.D., provides technical consultation over a wide range of scientific fields including emmissions, control methods, battery technology, large transportation engines, hybrid and electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, medical imaging, and software.
- Research experience includes DNA repair, mutagenesis, cancer biology, and cytotoxicity within a mammalian cell culture model.
- Author of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
- BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
- MBA, Finance, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- With over 30 years of experience as a senior powertrain controls engineer at Ford Global Technologies, Joe is available to assist with high-level patent strategy development. He has over 300 US and foreign patents to his name, covering a range of technical fields including electronic feedback control systems, automotive electronics, electromechanical actuators, engine and transmission systems, vehicle heating and cooling systems, and boosted engine applications. Joe’s unique background enables him to assist our patent practitioners in navigating through the complex and rapidly emerging updates in automotive technology, particularly with the recent push towards hybrid, electric, and autonomous vehicle technology. His experience as an inventor allows him to provide valuable perspective on claim development and prosecution guidance.
Katie Tallman, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Program in Chemical Biology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
- B.Sc., Biochemistry, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
- Katie Tallman, Ph.D., provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience includes microbiology, small molecule synthesis, fluorescence spectroscopy, and pharmacology.
- Tallman KR, Levine SR, and Beatty KE, “Profiling Esterases in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Using Far-Red Fluorogenic Substrates,” ACS Chem Biol, 11(7), 2016.
- Tallman KR and Beatty KE, “Far-red fluorogenic probes for esterase and lipase detection,” ChemBioChem, 16(1), 2015.
Kristin Laluk, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Molecular Plant Pathology/Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
- B.S. Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
- Kristin Laluk provides technical consultation across a wide range of molecular biosciences and biotechnology.
- Research experience includes forensics, chemistry, biotechnology, biosciences, epigenetics, molecular biology/biochemistry, computational analysis/bioinformatics including computational identification/mining/classification of predicted editing sites/targets in biological systems, and plant genetics/physiology/pathology.
- Computational analysis of alternative splicing in Arabidopsis thaliana through identification of predictive sequence elements (2014) Journal of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
- Biochemical and genetic requirements for function of the immune response regulator BOTRYTIS INDUCED KINASE1 in plant growth, ethylene signaling, and PAMP-Triggered Immunity in Arabidopsis (2011) Plant Cell.
- The Arabidopsis mitochondrial localized pentatricopeptide repeat protein PGN functions in defense against necrotrophic fungi and abiotic stress tolerance (2011) Plant Physiology.
- M.S., Fiber Optics/Computer Networks, ITMO University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
- Broad engineering experience in programming and technical writing, computer hardware and software, as well as network planning and design.
- Published a dozen of research papers in peer-reviewed journals pertaining to current and emerging technologies in communications and healthcare.
- Developed an advanced Holter monitor and Dedicated Short Range Communications system, being a member of a small team.
- A. Barchuk, M. D. Podolsky, A.M. Belyaev et al., “Automated diagnosis in a population-based screening for lung cancer,” Voprosy Onkologii, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 215–220, 2017.
- M. D. Podolsky, A. A. Barchuk, V. I. Kuznetcov et al., “Evaluation of machine learning algorithm utilization for lung cancer classification based on gene expression levels,” Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 835–838, 2016.
- M. D. Podolsky, A. A. Strokov, V. I. Kuznetsov, and V. V. Shapovalov, “Modern ECG-based systems for cardiovascular functioning express-evaluation,” Cardiovascular Therapy and Prevention, vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 92–96, 2016.
Marina Chong, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
- M.S. Chemical Oceanography, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
- B.S. Combined Chemistry and Oceanography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
- Marina Chong provides technical experience over a wide range of scientific and chemistry fields.
- Research experience includes trace metal analysis in seawater and marine fossil microfauna, solid state chemistry of boron compounds, and development of thin film chalcogenides for photovoltaic applications.
- Author of peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
- B.A., Physics, Colorado College
- Matthew Wong provides technical consultation in connection with the preparation of patent applications across a range of technical fields including, automotive componentry, toys, and optics.
- Engineering experience includes: Thermal management of electronics, pump analysis and design, and building energy modeling.
Paul Focke, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Neuroscience, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon
- B.A., Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
- Paul Focke provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience includes protein biophysics, electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy, protein engineering, gene regulatory networks, neural stem cell differentiation, and molecular signal transduction.
- Liu S, Focke PJ, Matulef K, Bian X, Moenne-Loccoz P, Valiyaveetil FI, Lockless SW, “Ion-binding properties of a K+ channel selectivity filter in different conformations”, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 112(49), 2015.
- Focke PJ, Annen AW, Valiyaveetil FI, “Engineering the glutamate transporter homolog GltPh using protein semisynthesis”, Biochemistry, 54(8), 2015.
- Focke PJ, Wang X, Larsson HP, “Neurotransmitter transporters: structure meets function”, Structure, 21(5), 2013.
- Focke PJ, “Opposite movement of the external gate of a glutamate transporter homolog upon binding cotransported sodium compared with substrate”, J Neuroscience, 31(16), 2011.
- Focke PJ, Valiyaveetil FI, “Studies of ion channels using expressed protein ligation”, Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, 14(6), 2010.
Sanjukta Chatterjee, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Materials Science, Swiss federal laboratories for Materials Science & Technology, Switzerland
- M.Sc., Physics, Jadavpur University, India
- B.Sc., Physics, Jadavpur University, India
- Sanjukta Chatterjee, Ph.D. provides technical consultation across a wide range of scientific and engineering fields.
- Research experience includes Postdoctoral research in the field of polymer based composite materials at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
- Doctoral research based on structural and physical effects of carbon nanofillers (nanotubes and graphene) on thermoplastic and thermosetting polymer systems.
- Author of high cited book chapters, scientific publications, and conference proceedings.
- S. Chatterjee, F. Nüesch, et. al., “Size and synergy effects of nanofiller hybrids including graphene nanoplatelets and carbon nanotubes in mechanical properties of epoxy composites”, Carbon, 50(15), 2012.
- S. Chatterjee, B. T. T. Chu et. al., “Mechanical reinforcement and thermal conductivity in expanded graphene nanoplatelets reinforced epoxy composites”, Chemical Physics Letters, 531, 2012.
- S. Chatterjee, B. T. T. Chu et. al., “Comparing carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets as reinforcements in polyamide 12 composites”, Nanotechnology, 58, 2011.
- S. Chatterjee, F. Nüesch, et. al., “Crystalline and tensile properties of carbon nanotube and graphene reinforced polyamide 12 fibers”, Chemical Physics Letters, 557, 2013.
Shubeena Chib, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
- M.Sc., Life Science, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
- B.Sc., Botany, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
- Provides technical consultation over a wide range of scientific fields.
- Research experience includes molecular biology, biochemistry, enzymology, virology, and neuroscience.
- Author of peer-review publications in scientific journals.
- Interned at Technology Transfer and Business Development office at Oregon Health and Science University, evaluating new technologies and assisting in commercialization of academic research.
William D. Schlecht, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
- B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
William’s background in chemical engineering provides a strong technical foundation from which he draws the knowledge necessary to work with patents covering a wide range of technical fields. In particular, in his undergraduate studies, William gained proficiency in blockchain, chemical plant design, transport phenomena modeling (heat, and material transport), chemical separations (including membrane separations), catalysis, chemical kinetics, fluidics, finite element analysis, thermodynamics, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in inorganic and organic chemistry. William has continued to develop experience in cryptopgraphy and expanded into the study of machine learning with an emphasis on deep learning, convolutional neural networks for image processing, and generative adversarial networks
Further, during his graduate studies, William worked in the field of protein chemistry for 6 years, and obtained world class expertise in expression, purification, detection, and characterization of biological molecules. William’s graduate work also included projects directed towards enhanced bio-molecule detection strategies, such as lateral flow assays, and ELISAs, which employed diverse detection and amplification strategies, including gold nano-particle fluorescent enhancement, total internal reflection fluorescence, and quantum dots, to name a few. Additionally, William worked on developing solar concentrators for diffuse sunlight, silk nanostructures, transparent wood, single molecule spectroscopy, aqueous two phase separation systems for exosomes, development of gene therapies for heart failure, and drug testing/design.
“Dynamic Equilibrium of Cardiac Troponin C’s Hydrophobic Cleft and Its Modulation by Ca2+ Sensitizers and a Ca2+ Sensitivity Blunting Phosphomimic, cTnT(T204E).” Bioconjug Chem. (2017) Schlecht et al.
“Fluorescence based characterization of calcium sensitizer action on the troponin complex.” Chem. Biol. Drug Des. (2015). Schlecht et al.
“FRET study of the structural and kinetic effects of PKC phosphomimetic cardiac troponin T mutants on thin filament regulation.” Arch Biochem Biophys 550-551, 1-11 (2014). Schlecht et al.
“Paper-based cascade cationic isotachophoresis: Multiplex detection of cardiac markers.” Talanta. 2019 Dec 1;205:120112. Guo S, Schlecht W, Li L, Dong WJ.
“Effects of cardiomyopathy-linked mutations K15N and R21H in tropomyosin on thin-filament regulation and pointed-end dynamics.” Mol Biol Cell. 2019 Jan 15;30(2):268-281. Ly T, Pappas CT, Johnson D, Schlecht W, Colpan M, Galkin VE, Gregorio CC, Dong WJ, Kostyukova AS.
- M.A., Zoology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
- B.A., Food Science and Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
- Graduate Research Assistant at Oregon State University.
- Research experience includes immuno-staining, micro-manipulation, micro-injection, polarization microscopy, laser-confocal microscopy, animal tissue harvest.
- Duan Y, Yang B, Han, B. (2008) “The Effects of Different Factors on Growth of S. aureus biofilm”, China Brewing.
- Duan Y, Han B. (2008) “The Characteristics of Bacterial Biofilms and Their Impact on Food Industries”, Journal of Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology.
- Duan Y, “The Impact of the Number of Kinetochore Microtubules on the Rate of Chromosome Segregation”, M.A. Thesis, Oregon State University, 2013.
- B.S., Electrical Engineering, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee
- Graduate Studies, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
- With over 30 years of experience as an automotive engineer at Ford Motor Company, Freeman provides technical assistance on a range of mechanical and sensor technologies. He is a named inventor on numerous patents, and a recipient of the highly coveted Henry Ford Technology Award, Ford’s highest technical achievement. Freeman’s unique background enables him to assist our patent practitioners in navigating through the complex and rapidly emerging updates in automotive and sensor technology. His experience as an inventor allows him to provide valuable perspective on claim development and prosecution guidance.