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Cory A. Massey, PhD

Patent Agent

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Cory is a Patent Agent with more than a decade of experience in neuroscience and physiology research. His expertise encompasses a range of scientific techniques, including molecular biology, pharmacology, electrophysiology, neurobehavioral phenotyping, and gene therapy. 

Prior to joining Mintz, Cory worked at the Baylor College of Medicine. As a research associate in the Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Research, he directed gene therapy research studies in rodents and oversaw laboratory surgical procedures. Cory also served as a postdoctoral fellow in the school’s Department of Neurology, where he was the principle investigator on a successful NINDS F32 NRSA fellowship that interrogated the role of serotonin receptors in epilepsy and sudden death. In addition, as a Baylor Licensing Group Intern, Cory examined invention disclosures from faculty and staff at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. 

Earlier Cory worked as a postdoctoral associate in the University of Iowa’s Department of Neurology, where he oversaw a research project investigating the molecular identity of serotonin neuron chemosensitivity, and as a graduate research assistant in that department. 

Cory has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research findings at many academic and professional events as an invited participant. The subject of his PhD dissertation was “5-HT neurons and CO2 chemoreception: Effects of anesthetics, development, and genetic background.” 

Recognition & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Partners Against Mortality in Epilepsy: Biannual Meeting Travel Award (2018)

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  • Member, American Epilepsy Society for Neuroscience
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