Amy McMahon focuses her practice on licensing and patent prosecution and counsels both academic and corporate clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical space. Amy works with clients of all sizes that are developing exciting and diverse technologies including gene therapy, synthetic biology, antibodies, antibody-like molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides.

Before joining the firm, Amy was conducting postdoctoral research at MIT’s Koch Institute, where she developed novel techniques for studying and treating metastasis of cancer cells using zebrafish and mouse models. 

Amy’s doctoral work at the California Institute of Technology focused on quantitative imaging of gastrulation in Drosophila embryos and understanding how cell-cell interactions control collective migration. During this research, she implemented advanced imaging techniques and computational methods to understand how cells move during embryogenesis and utilized complex genetic models to understand the role of signaling molecules in development. Amy’s doctoral work resulted in the publication of a number of scientific papers in publications including Science, Development, and Nature Protocols.

Amy’s undergraduate research at the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences focused on genes involved in translational repression during spermatogenesis in mice.

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Suffolk University Law School Academic Leadership Scholarship
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • American Society for Cell Biology Celldance, 1st Place
  • Drosophila Image Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Mary Gates Research Grant Fellow

Blogs

March 22, 2017

Fighting Fungi: When Comparative Evidence Is A Must



Scientific Publications

McMahon A, Reeves G, Supatto W, and Stathopoulos A. Mesoderm migration in Drosophila is a multi-step process requiring FGF signaling and integrin activity. Development 137(13): 2167-75 (2010).

Supatto W, McMahon A, Fraser S, and Stathopoulos A. Quantitative imaging of collective cell migration during Drosophila gastrulation: multiphoton microscopy and computational analysis. Nature Protocols 4(10): 1397-412 (2009).

Kadam S, McMahon A, Tzuo P, and Stathopoulos A. FGF ligands in Drosophila have distinct activities require to support cell migration and differentiation. Development 136(5): 739-47 (2009).

McMahon A*, Supatto W*, Fraser S, and Stathopoulos A. Dynamic analyses of Drosophila gastrulation provide insights into collective cell migration. Science 322(5907): 1546-50 (2008). *Co-first authors


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Amy McMahon focuses her practice on licensing and patent prosecution and counsels both academic and corporate clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical space. Amy works with clients of all sizes that are developing exciting and diverse technologies including gene therapy, synthetic biology, antibodies, antibody-like molecules, peptides and oligonucleotides.

Before joining the firm, Amy was conducting postdoctoral research at MIT’s Koch Institute, where she developed novel techniques for studying and treating metastasis of cancer cells using zebrafish and mouse models. 

Amy’s doctoral work at the California Institute of Technology focused on quantitative imaging of gastrulation in Drosophila embryos and understanding how cell-cell interactions control collective migration. During this research, she implemented advanced imaging techniques and computational methods to understand how cells move during embryogenesis and utilized complex genetic models to understand the role of signaling molecules in development. Amy’s doctoral work resulted in the publication of a number of scientific papers in publications including Science, Development, and Nature Protocols.

Amy’s undergraduate research at the University of Washington’s Department of Genome Sciences focused on genes involved in translational repression during spermatogenesis in mice.

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Suffolk University Law School Academic Leadership Scholarship
  • Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • American Society for Cell Biology Celldance, 1st Place
  • Drosophila Image Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Mary Gates Research Grant Fellow

Scientific Publications

McMahon A, Reeves G, Supatto W, and Stathopoulos A. Mesoderm migration in Drosophila is a multi-step process requiring FGF signaling and integrin activity. Development 137(13): 2167-75 (2010).

Supatto W, McMahon A, Fraser S, and Stathopoulos A. Quantitative imaging of collective cell migration during Drosophila gastrulation: multiphoton microscopy and computational analysis. Nature Protocols 4(10): 1397-412 (2009).

Kadam S, McMahon A, Tzuo P, and Stathopoulos A. FGF ligands in Drosophila have distinct activities require to support cell migration and differentiation. Development 136(5): 739-47 (2009).

McMahon A*, Supatto W*, Fraser S, and Stathopoulos A. Dynamic analyses of Drosophila gastrulation provide insights into collective cell migration. Science 322(5907): 1546-50 (2008). *Co-first authors

Blogs

March 22, 2017

Fighting Fungi: When Comparative Evidence Is A Must