Smruthi applies her background in epigenetics and RNA biology to assist clients in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.
Smruthi’s doctoral research focused on characterizing a dual DNA/RNA binding role for a transcription factor during the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), a process necessary for development and cancer metastasis. She specialized in a diverse range of molecular biology techniques, including confocal microscopy, 3D cell culture, and RNA immunoprecipitation. She gained experience in a variety of NGS applications and their subsequent bioinformatics analyses, and to that end, was awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to facilitate her work.
- Member, American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology