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  • Education
    • Candidate, Suffolk University Law School, 2022
    • Ph.D., Georgetown University, Chemistry
    • B.A., LaSalle University, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Catherine (Kate) Guzzo, Ph.D. utilizes her in-depth knowledge of biochemistry to provide a strategic perspective on biotechnology, patent prosecution and life science industries. Prior to joining Polsinelli, Dr. Guzzo conducted postdoctoral research in the Department of Cancer Biology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass., and in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Guzzo initiated studies that revealed how the ubiquitin system recruits BRCA1 to DNA damage sites. These studies were selected by the Board of Reviewing Editors of Science Signaling as one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of 2012.

As a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Dr. Guzzo studied aminoacyl tRNA synthetases, enzymes that attached amino acid to tRNA, as a means to understanding cellular protein synthesis. Dr. Guzzo has several years of experience teaching chemistry and biochemistry laboratory courses to undergraduate and graduate students.
Dr. Guzzo leverages her industry and research experience to support the Polsinelli team in lawsuits involving clients’ patents and technological innovations.