Dr. Devora Champa supports patent prosecutions in the biotechnology and life sciences areas. Her research experience includes molecular biology, cell biology and cancer biology.
As a postdoctoral scientist, Dr. Champa’s research focused on identifying genetic alterations responsible for chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients by using CRISPR-Cas9 technology and cDNA library screens.
Dr. Champa received her PhD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. As a graduate student, her research involved identifying novel signaling pathways and mechanisms responsible for tumor progression, de-differentiation and drug resistance in aggressive thyroid carcinomas. Dr. Champa has authored a number of publications based on her research.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Champa worked for four years as a technical specialist/patent agent at an IP law firm, where she focused on patent prosecution in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields and assisted with strategic client counseling, inter partes review (IPR) proceedings, and opinions and freedom to operate work.
Dr. Champa is currently a JD candidate at The George Washington University Law School.
- PhD, Biomedical Sciences, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2015
- BS, Biology, The George Washington University, 2009
- *Not admitted to the practice of law
- US Patent and Trademark Office