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Jasmine Whyte, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist

New York, NY
212-641-2216
whyte@fr.com
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Background

 Jasmine Whyte is a Technology Specialist with Fish & Richardson in the New York office. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution in the Life sciences, including biochemistry, molecular biology, cancer biology and immunology. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Whyte earned her PhD in Biology from Dr. Robert Weinberg’s lab at M.I.T., where she investigated the role of inflammation in the awakening of dormant disseminated cancer cells.

Dr. Whyte has experience working in both the pharmaceutical research industry as well as in Academia. As part of her undergraduate degree at King’s College of London (U.K.), Dr. Whyte was an industrial placement student at Pfizer in Sandwich,U.K., where she worked in a multi-disciplinary group on high-throughput assay development. In 2015, Dr. Whyte participated in the MIT Externship program and was an intern in the Boston office.

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2016
Biology


B.S., King's College London 2010
Biochemistry
​Summa Cum Laude


B.A., Lycee Pierre de Fermat 2006
​High Honors

Admissions

  • None

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Dutch

Other Distinctions

Publications and Presentations

*Last name was previously De Cock.

Keckesova, Z, Donaher, J.L., De Cock, J., Freinkman, E., Lingrell, S., Bachovchin, D.A., Bierie, B., Tischler, V., Noske, A., Okondo, M.C., Reinhardt, F., Thiru, P., Golub, T.R., Vance, J.E., Weinberg, R.A. LACTB is a tumour suppressor that modulates lipid metabolism and cell state. Nature March 2017: 543(7647): 681-686.

Dance Partners Janssen and Celltrion Face Off in Trial Scheduled for February 2017, co-written with Tasha Francis and Jenny Shmuel, Fish Litigation Blog, February 7, 2017.

De Cock JM, Shibue T, Dongre A, Keckesova Z, Reinhardt F, Weinberg RA. Inflammation triggers Zeb1-dependent escape from tumor latency. Cancer Research 2016 Dec 1;76(23):6778-6784.

Spiegel, A., Brooks, M., Houshyar, S., Reinhardt, F., Ardolino, M., Fessler, E., Chen, M.B., Krall, J.A., De Cock, J., Zervanktonakis, I.K., Iannello, A., Iwamoto, Y., Cortez-Retamozo, V., Kamm, R.D., Pittet, M.J., Raulet, D., Weinberg, R.A.  Neutrophils suppress intraluminal NK-mediated  tumor cell clearance and enhance extravasation of disseminated carcinoma cells Cancer Discov 2016 June; (6): 630-49.

Awards

MIT – Ludwig Graduate Student Fellowship

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