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Hye Hyun Ahn, PhD

Patent Agent

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Hye Hyun is a registered patent agent with research experience in molecular biology and genetics. She primarily works with clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries.

Prior to joining Mintz, she was a research associate in the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins University, where she also completed a postdoctoral fellowship. Her work for the department included helping to draft grants for the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute on Aging. She also conducted molecular genetic imaging using cancer-specific promoters, assessed the cytotoxic activity of PSMA-targeted prodrugs, evaluated non-viral gene delivery nanoparticles, and researched CD19-tPSMA CAR T cells in vivo. She completed a thesis titled “A study on the isolation and signaling of new autophagy regulators.”

While earning her master’s degree, Hye Hyun identified the signaling pathway of autophagy regulators by creating a cell line and directed protein extraction from bacilo bacteria.


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