Michael Mfarej assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He also has considerable experience in genetics, developmental disorders, intercellular communication, cell morphology and growth dynamics.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Mike earned his PhD from Lehigh University’s, Department of Biological Sciences. His research focused on the role of DNA damage, redox stress, and intercellular communication in the cellular mechanisms of developmental disorders. He also has expertise in methods establishment using CRISPR-Cas9, cell-based fluorescence, gene expression, and protein stability assays.

  • Lehigh University, Marjorie Nemes Research Fellowship Nov. 2020 Lehigh University, Marjorie Nemes Research Fellowship Nov. 2019
  • Lehigh University, College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Leadership Award Apr. 2019


  • Hyland, Mfarej, Hiotis, et al. (2021). Impaired Cx43 gap junction endocytosis causes cardiovascular defects in zebrafish. Molecular Biology of the Cell.
  • Mfarej & Skibbens (2020). DNA Damage Induces Yap5-Dependent Transcription of ECO1/CTF7 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS One.
  • Mfarej & Skibbens (2020). An ever-changing landscape in Roberts syndrome biology: Implications for macromolecular damage. PLoS Genetics.
  • Adams, Anwar, Mfarej, et al. (2015). Nutritional stress of cultured Vero cells causes altered growth and morphology as seen in neoplastic transformation. American Journal of Undergraduate Research.

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Michael Mfarej assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He also has considerable experience in genetics, developmental disorders, intercellular communication, cell morphology and growth dynamics.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Mike earned his PhD from Lehigh University’s, Department of Biological Sciences. His research focused on the role of DNA damage, redox stress, and intercellular communication in the cellular mechanisms of developmental disorders. He also has expertise in methods establishment using CRISPR-Cas9, cell-based fluorescence, gene expression, and protein stability assays.

  • Lehigh University, Marjorie Nemes Research Fellowship Nov. 2020 Lehigh University, Marjorie Nemes Research Fellowship Nov. 2019
  • Lehigh University, College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Leadership Award Apr. 2019
  • Hyland, Mfarej, Hiotis, et al. (2021). Impaired Cx43 gap junction endocytosis causes cardiovascular defects in zebrafish. Molecular Biology of the Cell.
  • Mfarej & Skibbens (2020). DNA Damage Induces Yap5-Dependent Transcription of ECO1/CTF7 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. PLoS One.
  • Mfarej & Skibbens (2020). An ever-changing landscape in Roberts syndrome biology: Implications for macromolecular damage. PLoS Genetics.
  • Adams, Anwar, Mfarej, et al. (2015). Nutritional stress of cultured Vero cells causes altered growth and morphology as seen in neoplastic transformation. American Journal of Undergraduate Research.