Kevin MacDonald assists the Biotechnology Group in patent prosecution in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology and RNA-interference technology.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Kevin performed his graduate and doctoral research in the Institute of Parasitology at McGill University. There, he used RNA-interference and cell-based activity assays to study the cholinergic signaling pathways involved in the control of parasitic worm motility. During his MSc studies at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, he examined gene expression patterns in phlebotomine sand flies. Before embarking upon graduate studies, Kevin worked as a Life Science and Healthcare Industry Analyst at the British Consulate-General in Boston.


  • Assisted in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of antibody therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, and gene therapy.
  • Assisted both university and industry clients in formulating prosecution strategies for large international IP portfolios.
  • Developed technical arguments to support patentability and assisted in responding to Office Actions.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • McGill International Doctoral Award 2008–2014
  • McGill Presidential Fellowship 2010–2011
  • Rhodes-Gilles Memorial Scholarship, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 2007–2008
  • Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Scholarship Boston College 2001–2005
  • 2017 Jurisprudence Prize for Corporations, Suffolk University

Blogs

October 27, 2017

Can I Get A Witness—With the Right Experience at the Relevant Time?



Scientific Publications

MacDonald K, Buxton S, Kimber MJ, Day TA, Robertson AP, Ribeiro P. (2014) Functional Characterization of a Novel Family of Acetylcholine-Gated Chloride Channels in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Pathog 10(6): e1004181.

MacDonald K, Kimber MJ, Day TA, Ribeiro P. (2015) A constitutively active G proteincoupled acetylcholine receptor regulates motility of larval Schistosoma mansoni. Mol Biochem Parasitol. Jul;202(1):29-37.


Kevin was a member of the NCAA Division I varsity wrestling team at Boston College and was also a member of the Boston College Rugby Football Club. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling and skiing.

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Kevin MacDonald assists the Biotechnology Group in patent prosecution in the areas of molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology and RNA-interference technology.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Kevin performed his graduate and doctoral research in the Institute of Parasitology at McGill University. There, he used RNA-interference and cell-based activity assays to study the cholinergic signaling pathways involved in the control of parasitic worm motility. During his MSc studies at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, he examined gene expression patterns in phlebotomine sand flies. Before embarking upon graduate studies, Kevin worked as a Life Science and Healthcare Industry Analyst at the British Consulate-General in Boston.


  • Assisted in preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the areas of antibody therapeutics, molecular diagnostics, and gene therapy.
  • Assisted both university and industry clients in formulating prosecution strategies for large international IP portfolios.
  • Developed technical arguments to support patentability and assisted in responding to Office Actions.
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • McGill International Doctoral Award 2008–2014
  • McGill Presidential Fellowship 2010–2011
  • Rhodes-Gilles Memorial Scholarship, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 2007–2008
  • Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Scholarship Boston College 2001–2005
  • 2017 Jurisprudence Prize for Corporations, Suffolk University

Scientific Publications

MacDonald K, Buxton S, Kimber MJ, Day TA, Robertson AP, Ribeiro P. (2014) Functional Characterization of a Novel Family of Acetylcholine-Gated Chloride Channels in Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Pathog 10(6): e1004181.

MacDonald K, Kimber MJ, Day TA, Ribeiro P. (2015) A constitutively active G proteincoupled acetylcholine receptor regulates motility of larval Schistosoma mansoni. Mol Biochem Parasitol. Jul;202(1):29-37.

Blogs

October 27, 2017

Can I Get A Witness—With the Right Experience at the Relevant Time?



Kevin was a member of the NCAA Division I varsity wrestling team at Boston College and was also a member of the Boston College Rugby Football Club. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling and skiing.