Valerie L. O'Shea Murray

Valerie L. O'Shea Murray

Patent Agent

Contact Info

Phone: (215) 972-7892

Primary Office

Philadelphia
Centre Square West
1500 Market Street, 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2186

Valerie L. O'Shea Murray

Patent Agent

Valerie O'Shea Murray is a registered patent agent who draws on her scientific background in organic chemistry and biochemistry, structural biology, and molecular and cellular biology to assist clients in protecting their innovations. Valerie has intellectual property experience in a broad spectrum of biotechnology, life sciences and chemical technology areas.

Prior to her career in intellectual property, Valerie was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and a senior research specialist in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her work addressed long-standing questions in the field of DNA replication, showing that bacterial replicative helicase loading proceeds via a ring-breaking mechanism, and further revealed the roles of ATP binding and hydrolysis in regulating bacterial replicative helicase loading.

Valerie's doctoral research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah involved mechanistic and structural investigations of a DNA repair glycosylase, MutY, and its role in colorectal cancer. Among other things, her studies demonstrated that MutY utilizes a mechanism similar to retaining glycosidases for repairing oxidative DNA damage. As a graduate student, Valerie received two NIH pre-doctoral training fellowships in multidisciplinary cancer research and biological chemistry, respectively.

Throughout her academic research career, Valerie authored 13 peer-reviewed publications, presented her work at numerous conferences, and shared her knowledge with other students through her roles as a teaching assistant and research mentor. She additionally served as an editor of the Berkeley Science Review magazine and lobbied Congress for NIH funding as a participant of ASBMB's Hill Day.

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Credentials and Accolades

Education

Ruth L. Kirschstein-NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2010

Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Utah, 2009

B.S., University of Utah, 2001

Bar Admissions

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Valerie O'Shea Murray is a registered patent agent who draws on her scientific background in organic chemistry and biochemistry, structural biology, and molecular and cellular biology to assist clients in protecting their innovations. Valerie has intellectual property experience in a broad spectrum of biotechnology, life sciences and chemical technology areas.

Prior to her career in intellectual property, Valerie was a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley and a senior research specialist in the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. Her work addressed long-standing questions in the field of DNA replication, showing that bacterial replicative helicase loading proceeds via a ring-breaking mechanism, and further revealed the roles of ATP binding and hydrolysis in regulating bacterial replicative helicase loading.

Valerie's doctoral research in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Utah involved mechanistic and structural investigations of a DNA repair glycosylase, MutY, and its role in colorectal cancer. Among other things, her studies demonstrated that MutY utilizes a mechanism similar to retaining glycosidases for repairing oxidative DNA damage. As a graduate student, Valerie received two NIH pre-doctoral training fellowships in multidisciplinary cancer research and biological chemistry, respectively.

Throughout her academic research career, Valerie authored 13 peer-reviewed publications, presented her work at numerous conferences, and shared her knowledge with other students through her roles as a teaching assistant and research mentor. She additionally served as an editor of the Berkeley Science Review magazine and lobbied Congress for NIH funding as a participant of ASBMB's Hill Day.