Please join us for our last seminar this month with Dr. Fatih Mercan, on Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30am, in the at the Library's Rare Book Room in the Carnegie Building.

Dr. Fatih Mercan is a patent agent at the life sciences group at Scully Scott Murphy & Presser P.C., in Garden City, NY. Dr. Mercan is also a first year J.D. student (part-time, evening division) at St. John's University School of Law. Dr. Mercan is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Dr. Mercan's current practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent applications, as well as assisting with due diligence matters, patent landscape assessments, freedom to operate analysis, and patentability analysis.

Dr. Mercan has a scientific training in cell signaling and cancer. Before joining Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser in 2015, Dr. Mercan was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Vakoc Lab, 2012-2015) performing research on the epigenetic pathways of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and AML drug target discovery. Dr. Mercan received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale University. His doctoral research focused on the regulatory role of the protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-2 in nutrient sensitive mTOR pathway.

Brief description of my talk: Dr. Mercan will share his experiences about his transition from being a postdoc at CSHL to a career in Intellectual Property (IP) law.

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