Lorraine De Jesus-Kim

Scientific Analyst | San Francisco

ldejesuskim@mofo.com | (415) 268-6192

(415) 268-6192

Dr. Lorraine De Jesús-Kim focuses her work on patent drafting and prosecution. She also has experience in IP due diligence inquiries, including freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses, with an emphasis on biochemistry, biotechnology, and immunology.

Lorraine earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her doctoral research focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that contribute to the initiation of DNA replication. Specifically, she developed a single-molecule assay that monitored recruitment of helicase-activation proteins to origin-containing DNA. As a result of her work, she demonstrated that activation of DNA helicase is sensitive to activity levels of a cell-cycle regulatory kinase.

Lorraine received her B.S. in industrial microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez. Her undergraduate research focused on determining the genetic diversity of Papaya Ring Spot Virus isolates in different regions of Puerto Rico to benefit the development of a persistent control strategy.

Lorraine is a native Spanish speaker.

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