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  • Education
    • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, 2008, Nephrology
    • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 2006, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999, Biology
Dr. Mitsi Blount’s extensive research experience in biological sciences, pharmacology, and physiology allows her to bring a unique perspective to intellectual property law. She has a sound understanding of client needs from her more than 16 years of academic research and uses this knowledge and experience to prepare and prosecute patent applications, conduct prior art searches, and assist in the preparation of patentability, clearance, and validity opinions.

Mitsi’s scientific knowledge encompasses many technologies including:
  • Nephrology, kidney diseases, and cardiorenal syndromes
  • Pharmacology and drug design
  • Protein structure and protein biophysics
  • Ligand-receptor interactions
  • Urology and erectile dysfunction 
  • Hypertension and diabetes therapeutics
  • Enzyme kinetics 
  • Stem cell and transgenic technologies
  • Animal experimental models
  • Nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems
  • Immunotherapies for cancers and HIV
  • Oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes
  • Plant-based protein production 
  • Biocompatible agents for optical imaging 
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Nanomaterials for batteries and anodes
During her academic career, Mitsi was awarded multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health, in addition to foundation support from the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nephrology, and the National Kidney Foundation. Mitsi has served on multiple editorial boards, grant review committees, and has been invited to present her research at national and international scientific meetings. Her work in both cell and animal model systems has employed a wide range of modern molecular and cell biology techniques. Mitsi has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications which highlight her expertise in phosphodiesterase inhibition, cell signaling, and renal function.