Iulia Graf is a Technology Specialist, Patent Agent in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson. Dr. Graf has several years of experience in developing various interdisciplinary techniques including biomedical, electro-mechanical, electrical systems, controls and software. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Graf worked as research scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin, where she performed preclinical research to improve the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Dr. Graf also has several years of experience with clinical vascular research, acquired at the School for Cardiovascular Diseases (CARIM), Maastricht University, the Netherlands and several years of experience with cardiac research, from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Karlsruhe University (TH), Germany. Dr. Graf had served as a reviewer for several research foundations, including the National Institute of Health (NIH), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and German Research Foundation (DFG). Dr. Graf is fluent in German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, French and Romanian.