Mr. Morris applies his extensive background in the chemical and biological fields, developed through years of laboratory research in food science, biofuel production, and drug discovery, to his practice of drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Additionally, Mr. Morris applies his experience in chemical, biological, and nuclear counter-terrorism technologies, developed while obtaining his Master’s degree in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases, to his practice of drafting and prosecuting patent applications.

Research Experience: 

Mr. Morris has extensive research experience including: 

  • Comparison of submerged-state and solid-state fermentation for bioprocessing of switchgrass by Clostridium thermocellum for biofuel production.
  • Use of antisense RNA to knockdown and study Lmo2219’s role in Listeria monocytogenes virulence.
  • Production of CodY deficient Listeria monocytogenes mutants for the genome-wide screening of genes required for biofilm formation.
  • Escherichia coli cell surface expression library screening for peptides that inhibit anthrax protective antigen binding to the mammalian receptor capillary morphogenesis gene protein 2.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Microbiology, Clemson University 2009
  • Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Disease, Georgetown University 2010
  • Juris Doctor, American University Washington College of Law 2014

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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