Dr. Deborah Pohlmann focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, specializing in biology.
Prior to joining the firm, Deborah earned her Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she studied the interplay between gene regulation and epigenetics in the model plant species Arabidopsis in Dr. Mary Gehring’s lab. She used CRISPR-based mutagenesis to create deletions in the endogenous chromosomes of Arabidopsis in order to identify DNA regions that regulate transcription of the DNA demethylase ROS1, and characterized flowering time and fertility defects in quadruple demethylase mutant plants.
Deborah earned her B.S. in biology from the University of Richmond, where she worked on the Porifera Tree of Life (PorToL) project and used molecular DNA techniques and phylogenetics to evaluate evolutionary relationships between families of Porifera.Show More