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Margaret S. J. Willis, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Minneapolis, MN
612-278-4506
mwillis@fr.com
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Background

​Margaret S.J. Willis, Ph.D., is a Technology Specialist in Fish & Richardson’s Twin Cities office. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Willis worked as a patent agent. Her areas of technical expertise include biotechnology, developmental biology, genetics and genetic diseases, molecular biology, signal transduction, biomedical imaging, genetic engineering, and immunology.

Education

Ph.D., University of Minnesota 2007
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics


B.S., University of Puget Sound 2001
Natural Sciences, Biology Emphasis

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2011

Memberships & Affiliations

​American Association for the Advancement of Science
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association

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Selected Presentations and Publications

Joesting MS, Perrin S, Elenbaas E, Fawell SE, Rubin JS, Franco OE, Hayward SW, Cunha GR, Marker PC. "Identification of SFRP1 as a Candidate Mediator of Stromal-to-Epithelial Signaling Prostate Cancer," November 15, 2005 Cancer Research 65(22): 10423-10430.

Joesting MS, Cheever TR, Volzing KG, Yamaguchi TP, Wolf V, Naf D, Rubin JS, Marker PC. "Secreted frizzled related protein 1 is a paracrine modulator of epithelial branching morphogenesis, proliferation, and secretory gene expression in the prostate," May 1, 2008 Developmental Biology 317(1):161-173.

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