Michael W. Lewis

Patent Law Clerk*

Dr. Michael Lewis supports our patent prosecution practice in the areas of biotechnology, genetics, and molecular biology in the life sciences. Dr. Lewis's research experience focused on molecular genetics, developmental biology, and cell biology in model crop systems.

As a National Institute of Food and Agriculture – Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Lewis performed basic science research on model crop systems at the joint United States Department of Agriculture and University of California, Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center.

Dr. Lewis received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a National Institute of Health pre-doctoral training program in Developmental Biology. His research there focused on molecular and cellular biology during protein trafficking. He has authored and co-authored numerous research and review articles in the field of plant, molecular and developmental biology, and has served as referee for several peer-review journals.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2016
  • PhD, Molecular Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2010
  • MS, Molecular Biology , University of South Carolina, 2004
  • BA, Biology and Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2002
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law

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