Dewitt: Registered Patent Agent Yanjun Ma joins DeWitt

GREEN BAY | MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – Today DeWitt LLP law firm announced Registered Patent Agent Yanjun Ma joined its Intellectual Property team in DeWitt’s Madison office.

Ma works with patent attorneys and agents in the Intellectual Property Practice Group on drafting patent applications, responding to Office actions, and conducting patent analysis. Her technical expertise spans areas of molecular biology, microbiology, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, environmental science, environmental engineering and soil science.

She earned a Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a B.E. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University.  She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

Prior to joining Dewitt, she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Associate on a variety of projects, which included applying transcriptomics, metabolomics, genetic modification, protein purification and enzyme activity assays to uncover microbial degradation pathway of aromatic compounds derived from lignin, developing kinetic models to simulate co-metabolism of aromatic mixtures by Rhodopseudomonas palustris, and applied high-throughput methods to quantify and profile microbial groups in agricultural soils that contribute to greenhouse gas emission.

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