Bethune Cookman University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Courtney JnBaptiste, Ph.D.
Courtney JnBaptiste, Ph.D. serves as a Scientific Advisor in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.Dr. JnBaptiste assists with prior art research, patent application drafting and patent prosecution before the USPTO, and corresponds with foreign associates to guide the prosecution of foreign applications. With a background in cell and molecular biology, Dr. JnBaptiste has extensive scientific and technical expertise in antibody therapeutics, protein biochemistry, cancer immunotherapy, gene therapy, vaccines, cell signaling, and genome engineering.
Dr. JnBaptiste graduated summa cum laude from Bethune Cookman University with a B.Sc. degree in Biology in 2010. Dr. JnBaptiste later earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where supervised by Dr. Phillip Sharp, he studied the deregulation of embryonic gene expression programs by miRNAs in the context of cancer.
Dr. JnBaptiste has presented his work at international conferences and has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles in journals including Genes & Development, Genome Research, and Cell Reports. Dr JnBaptiste is the recipient of multiple awards and fellowships including a $300,000 grant awarded to his team to develop a miRNA based, early stage leukemia diagnostic platform.