Georgia State University
Zhejiang University, China
Jiafeng (Jeff) Geng, Ph.D.
Jiafeng ("Jeff") Geng, Ph.D. serves as a Scientific Advisor in the areas of chemistry, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.Dr. Geng assists with drafting patent applications, assists with prosecuting U.S. patent applications, and corresponds with foreign associates to guide the prosecution of foreign applications.
Dr. Geng obtained his B.S. degree in Chemistry with honors from Zhejiang University, China, in 2009. In the same year, he started his graduate career in Professor Aimin Liu’s group at Georgia State University (GSU), where he earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry with distinction in 2014. Dr. Geng’s research at GSU lay at the interface of chemistry and biology, spanning a wide range of topics including mechanistic enzymology of metabolic pathways, protein cofactor biogenesis, and biosynthesis of natural products. He discovered the first charge-resonance phenomenon in biology, bringing a fresh concept to the classical charge-resonance theory. After graduation, Dr. Geng joined Professor Bridgette Barry’s group at Georgia Tech as a postdoctoral scientist. Dr. Geng’s research at Georgia Tech was centered on spectroscopic studies of complex biological systems. Specifically, he studied protein-drug interactions using resonance Raman spectroscopy and developed this technique as a diagnostic and mechanistic probe in cell biology.
Dr. Geng's has over eight years of professional experience in chemistry, biology, and life sciences. He is an expert in protein science, enzymology, and biophysical chemistry. Dr. Geng has published more than ten high-profile research articles in prestigious scientific journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Nature Chemical Biology, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Physical Chemistry. Dr. Geng has presented his research at 15+ regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Geng has served as a scientific reviewer for 10+ scientific journals, including Chemical Communications and Scientific Reports.
Over the years, Dr. Geng’s academic achievement and scientific contribution have been recognized by numerous awards, including the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, the William M. Suttles Doctoral Research Fellowship (GSU), the Graduate Award for Outstanding Chemistry Research at the Doctoral Level (GSU), and the China National Scholarship.
Before joining the Pabst Patent Group, Dr. Geng served as an intern in the Office of Technology Transfer at Emory University, where he conducted market research, commercialization analysis, and patentability evaluation on early-stage life science inventions including pharma compositions, diagnostics and therapeutics, and medical devices. He also assisted an in-house patent attorney with Emory patent prosecution.