Joe A. Torres Jr., Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

Overview

Joe applies his expertise in immunology, molecular biology and virology to assist with the strategic development of client patent portfolios. He works with a variety of biotechnology companies and academic clients to draft and prosecute patent applications. Joe also assists with freedom-to-operate due diligence through the analysis of competitor IP portfolios.

Joe’s doctoral research focused on the transcriptional regulation of microRNA in T cells in the context of immune-mediated bone marrow failure. He also assisted with work involving the use of induced pluripotent mesenchymal stem cells to alleviate disease in an animal model of graft-versus-host disease, as well as the use of cell-penetrating peptide mimics to deliver RNA and antibodies into T cells to modulate their activity. Joe has co-authored original research articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Molecular Therapy, Stem Cell Research, and Biomacromolecules.

Education

Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

B.S., Biology, Chemistry minor, San Diego State University

Education

Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Massachusetts – Amherst

B.S., Biology, Chemistry minor, San Diego State University