Jillian Parker assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to organic chemistry and chemical biology. Jillian has extensive experience in the areas of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, and protein chemistry.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Jillian received her PhD in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Northeastern University under the supervision of Professor Carla Mattos.

Jillian’s doctoral research was dedicated to the structural biology of Ras proteins. She utilized X-ray crystallography to gain an atomic level understanding of the structure of Ras, with a specific focus on the most oncogenic isoform, K-Ras. Additionally, her research employed a variety of other biochemical and biophysical techniques, such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), to characterize the structure, dynamics, and dimerization of Ras proteins.

As part of her doctoral work, Jillian solved novel co-crystal structures of K-Ras bound to a selective inhibitor molecule. She is a co-inventor on two patents and coauthor of multiple research journal articles.

Jillian was previously a technology specialist intern at the firm, where she was actively involved in a variety of projects including patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and freedom to operate studies.


  • Departmental Citizenship Award, Northeastern University
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Northeastern University
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Honorable Mention, Northeastern University


Scientific Publications

Johnson CW*, Reid D*, Parker JA, Salter S, Knihtila R, Kuzmic P, and Mattos C (2017) The small GTPases K-Ras, N-Ras and H-Ras have distinct biochemical properties determined by allosteric effects. J Biol Chem; doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.778886.

Parker JA and Mattos C (2015) The Ras-membrane interface: Isoform-specific differences in the catalytic domain. Mol Cancer Res, 13(4); 595-603.

Panzner MJ, Bilinovich SM, Parker JA, Bladholm EL, Ziegler CJ, Berry SM, Leeper TC (2013) Isomorphic deactivation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa oxidoreductase: The crystal structure of Ag(I) metallated azurin at 1.7 Å. J Inorg Biochem, 128; 11-16.


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Jillian Parker assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to organic chemistry and chemical biology. Jillian has extensive experience in the areas of biochemistry, structural biology, biophysics, and protein chemistry.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Jillian received her PhD in Chemistry & Chemical Biology from Northeastern University under the supervision of Professor Carla Mattos.

Jillian’s doctoral research was dedicated to the structural biology of Ras proteins. She utilized X-ray crystallography to gain an atomic level understanding of the structure of Ras, with a specific focus on the most oncogenic isoform, K-Ras. Additionally, her research employed a variety of other biochemical and biophysical techniques, such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), to characterize the structure, dynamics, and dimerization of Ras proteins.

As part of her doctoral work, Jillian solved novel co-crystal structures of K-Ras bound to a selective inhibitor molecule. She is a co-inventor on two patents and coauthor of multiple research journal articles.

Jillian was previously a technology specialist intern at the firm, where she was actively involved in a variety of projects including patent prosecution, patentability analysis, and freedom to operate studies.


  • Departmental Citizenship Award, Northeastern University
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Northeastern University
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), Honorable Mention, Northeastern University

Scientific Publications

Johnson CW*, Reid D*, Parker JA, Salter S, Knihtila R, Kuzmic P, and Mattos C (2017) The small GTPases K-Ras, N-Ras and H-Ras have distinct biochemical properties determined by allosteric effects. J Biol Chem; doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.778886.

Parker JA and Mattos C (2015) The Ras-membrane interface: Isoform-specific differences in the catalytic domain. Mol Cancer Res, 13(4); 595-603.

Panzner MJ, Bilinovich SM, Parker JA, Bladholm EL, Ziegler CJ, Berry SM, Leeper TC (2013) Isomorphic deactivation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa oxidoreductase: The crystal structure of Ag(I) metallated azurin at 1.7 Å. J Inorg Biochem, 128; 11-16.