Daniel O'Brien's practice includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the fields of biotechnology and other life sciences. Dr. O'Brien has a technical background in microbiology, cancer biology, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, and biochemistry.
Dr. O'Brien completed a Ph.D. in cancer biology at Vanderbilt University, where his research focused on the role of Helicobacter pylori in the development of gastric adenocarcinoma. Dr. O'Brien successfully identified a novel host receptor for H. pylori and subsequently delineated bacterial pathogenicity factors and host cell signaling pathways that result in increased expression of the receptor. His research utilized both in vitro cell culture and in vivo mouse models of infection. Dr. O'Brien's research was featured on the cover of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Dr. O'Brien graduated, cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he earned a Law and Technology concentration with honors and served as president of the Student Intellectual Property Law Association. Dr. O'Brien is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association and admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- North Carolina State Bar
- United States Patent and Trademark Office
- North Carolina Bar Association