Misun Koo, PhD

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  • Seoul National University (PhD, Microbiology/Molecular Biology)
  • Seoul National University (MS, Microbiology/Molecular Biology)
  • Sungkyunkwan University (BS, Genetic Engineering)

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  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Korean

Misun brings a background in research commercialization and in-depth knowledge in the fields of molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, and biochemistry to her work as a patent agent. She focuses primarily on preparing and prosecuting patent applications, drafting claims and claim amendments, reviewing file histories of pending US patent applications and related non-US applications, and reviewing prior art to identify patentable differences. 

Misun joined Mintz Levin from a boutique patent firm in New York City. Earlier she was a life science consultant in Rutgers University’s Office of Research Commercialization, where she assessed more than 40 technologies for patentability and licensing potential. In addition, Misun conducted research for more than a decade, first at the Public Health Research Institute, where she led a project on the use of chemo-immunotherapy to fight tuberculosis, and later at the New Jersey Medical School at Rutgers University, where she performed assays related to tuberculosis drug screening and also identified drug metabolites and gene targets with a single drug. 

After earning her PhD in Korea, Misun was a postdoctoral fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. There, her work on tuberculosis research included the development of a high-throughput protein expression system and tuberculosis vaccines.