Nathaniel Schafheimer assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. He has experience with life sciences patents, including patent drafting, prosecution, research and analysis. Nathaniel’s experience also includes assisting with managing portfolios relating to antibody therapeutics, biologics production, gene editing technology and microbiome modification.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nathaniel was a patent agent and technical advisor at both an intellectual property boutique and an international law firm, where he assisted with life science patent prosecution, freedom to operate and patentability analysis, and US and foreign patent office correspondence. A registered patent agent, Nathaniel received a combined bachelors and masters degree in biochemistry from Brandeis University, and is working toward an expected JD in 2021.

Nathaniel earned his PhD in biology from MIT, where his graduate work used molecular biology and biochemical techniques to elucidate the mechanism of protein photo-aggregation of human lens proteins implicated in cataracts. As a postdoc at MIT, he worked as a Digital Learning Lab Teaching Fellow helping to create and manage online courses focused on a variety of topics, including DNA replication, repair and sequencing.

  • Best Oral Argument Award in first year Legal Practice Skills class at Suffolk University Law School


Serebryany, E., Takata, T., Erickson, E., Schafheimer, N., Wang, Y., King, J.A. Aggregation of Trp>Glu Point Mutants of Human Gamma-D Crystallin Provides a Model for Hereditary or UV-induced Cataract. Protein Sci. 2016. June; 25(6):1115-28.

Schafheimer, N., Wang, Z., Schey, K., and J. King. Key Residues Sensitizing Human γD-Crystallin to Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Photo-Aggregation In vitro. Biochemistry. 2014. Feb 18; 53(6):979-90.

Schafheimer, N., and J. King. Tryptophan Cluster Protects Human γD-Crystallin from Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Photo-Aggregation In vitro. Photochem. Photobiol. 2013. Sep-Oct; 89(5):1106-15.


Nathaniel loves sci-fi and fantasy media, be they games, movies or books.
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Nathaniel Schafheimer assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. He has experience with life sciences patents, including patent drafting, prosecution, research and analysis. Nathaniel’s experience also includes assisting with managing portfolios relating to antibody therapeutics, biologics production, gene editing technology and microbiome modification.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nathaniel was a patent agent and technical advisor at both an intellectual property boutique and an international law firm, where he assisted with life science patent prosecution, freedom to operate and patentability analysis, and US and foreign patent office correspondence. A registered patent agent, Nathaniel received a combined bachelors and masters degree in biochemistry from Brandeis University, and is working toward an expected JD in 2021.

Nathaniel earned his PhD in biology from MIT, where his graduate work used molecular biology and biochemical techniques to elucidate the mechanism of protein photo-aggregation of human lens proteins implicated in cataracts. As a postdoc at MIT, he worked as a Digital Learning Lab Teaching Fellow helping to create and manage online courses focused on a variety of topics, including DNA replication, repair and sequencing.

  • Best Oral Argument Award in first year Legal Practice Skills class at Suffolk University Law School

Serebryany, E., Takata, T., Erickson, E., Schafheimer, N., Wang, Y., King, J.A. Aggregation of Trp>Glu Point Mutants of Human Gamma-D Crystallin Provides a Model for Hereditary or UV-induced Cataract. Protein Sci. 2016. June; 25(6):1115-28.

Schafheimer, N., Wang, Z., Schey, K., and J. King. Key Residues Sensitizing Human γD-Crystallin to Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Photo-Aggregation In vitro. Biochemistry. 2014. Feb 18; 53(6):979-90.

Schafheimer, N., and J. King. Tryptophan Cluster Protects Human γD-Crystallin from Ultraviolet Radiation-Induced Photo-Aggregation In vitro. Photochem. Photobiol. 2013. Sep-Oct; 89(5):1106-15.



Nathaniel loves sci-fi and fantasy media, be they games, movies or books.