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Background

Dr. Sarah M. Cork is an Associate in the litigation group of Fish & Richardson’s D.C. office.  Before joining Fish, she worked at another intellectual property firm on patent litigation matters and interferences.

At Michigan Law, Dr. Cork represented pro bono clients in various family law matters as a student attorney in the UM Pediatric Advocacy Clinic and served in the chambers of the Hon. Anthony E. Porcelli (M.D. Florida).  She also taught multiple semesters as a graduate student instructor for an undergraduate Cell Biology capstone course.  

Prior to law school, Dr. Cork earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.  Her dissertation research evaluated novel anti-angiogenic proteolytic and cell signaling mechanisms as therapeutic targets for glioblastoma multiforme.

Education

J.D., University of Michigan 2014
​Editor in Chief, ​Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review​
​cum laude


Ph.D., Emory University 2011
Neuroscience


B.S., Duke University 2005
Biology; Biological Anthropology and Anatomy
​with distinction 

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Georgia 2014
  • District of Columbia

Memberships & Affiliations

​Giles S. Rich Inn of Court

Other Distinctions

Selected Publications

"An End-Run Around Myriad And ‘Product Of Nature’ Problem," Law360, Co-authored with Janis Fraser (September 2016).

S.M. Cork et al., A furin/MMP-14 proteolytic cascade releases a novel 40 kDa vasculostatin from tumor suppressor BAI1, ONCOGENE 31(50):5144-52 (2012).​

S.M. Cork & Erwin G. Van Meir, Emerging roles for the BAI1 protein family in the regulation of phagocytosis, synaptogenesis, neurovasculature and tumor development, JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE. 89(8):743–52 (2011).

B. Kaur, S.M. Cork, et al. Vasculostatin inhibits intracranial glioma growth and negatively regulates in vivo angiogenesis through a CD36-dependent mechanism, CANCER RESEARCH 69(3):1212–20 (2009).​

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