Curtis C. Wadsworth is an associate and a registered patent agent with Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office.
Dr. Wadsworth holds a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular and developmental biology from the University of Pittsburgh, where much of his research focused on the biochemical characterization of molecular motor proteins and mycobacteriophage recombinase proteins, as well as isolating new mycobacteriophage and describing of their lysogenic behavior. His scientific experience spans a wide range of topics from basic molecular biology, microbiology, genetics and biochemistry to biophysics and protein structure determination.
While Dr. Wadsworth’s training and research focused primarily on biochemistry and biophysics, he has accrued immense experience in the chemical arts through his patent practice. Having worked closely with notable chemists, Dr. Wadsworth has gained significant experience in material and polymer science and the plastics industry while continuing to accumulate experience in small molecule chemistry, lipid and glycolipid chemistry, organic synthesis, peptide and nucleic acid mimetics, nanoparticle and quantum dot chemistry, as well as the pharmaceutical and the biochemical applications of these molecules. The breadth of this experience, ability to clearly and concisely define the problem and analyze experimental results, working knowledge of current and historical scientific methodologies, and experience drafting and prosecuting patents in wide variety of arts brings valuable expertise and insight into the patent process.
Dr. Wadsworth has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and his research has been presented at numerous national meetings. His publications and speaking engagements include:
Dr. Wadsworth is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Society for Microbiology.
- “Transcriptional silencing by mycobacteriophage L5 repressor” Embo J, 1997, 16: 5914-5921
- “Origins of highly mosaic mycobacteriophage genomes” Cell, 2003, 113(2): 171-182
- “Kinetic Studies of the microtubule.NCD complex” 37th American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (December 13-17, 1997)
- “The Middle Domain of Mycobacteriophage L5” 102nd American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah (May 19-23, 2002).