Barish Ozdamar, Ph.D.

Barish Ozdamar's practice focuses on US and foreign patent prosecution for life science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, patent portfolio management, patentability assessment, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, due diligence, pre-suit investigation and litigation support for life sciences matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Ozdamar was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cornell University Weill Medical College, where he investigated the role of cholesterol metabolism in atherosclerosis and stroke. During his graduate tenure at the University of Toronto, Dr. Ozdamar's research focused on cancer biology and molecular pathways regulating tumor metastasis. He has also been the recipient of Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Dr. Ozdamar's publication record includes four authorships in the journal Science.


  • Regulation of the Polarity Protein Par6 by the TGF-beta Receptor Controls Epithelial Cell Plasticity. Science (2005). Ozdamar B., Bose R., Barrios-Rodiles M., Wang H.R., Zhang Y., Wrana J.L. Mar 11;307(5715):1603-1609.
  • High-Throughput Mapping of a Dynamic Signalling Network in Mammalian Cells. Science (2005). Barrios-Rodiles M., Brown K.R., Ozdamar B., Bose R., Liu Z., Donovan R.S., Shinjo F., Liu Y., Dembowy J., Taylor I.W., Luga V., Przulj N., Robinson M., Suzuki H., Hayashizaki Y., Jurisica I., Wrana J.L. Mar 11;307(5715):1621-1625.
  • Disorder in a Target for the Smad2 Mad Homology 2 Domain and its Implications for Binding and Specificity. J. Biol. Chem. (2004). Chong P.A., Ozdamar B., Wrana J.L., Forman-Kay J.D. Sep 24;279(39):40707-40714.
  • Regulation of Cell Polarity and Protrusion Formation by Targeting RhoA for Degradation. Science (2003). Wang H.R., Zhang Y., Ozdamar B., Ogunjimi, A.A., Alexandrova E., Thomsen G. H., Wrana J.L. Dec 5;302(5651):1775-1779.
  • Mapping Determinants Required for the Function of the HIV-1 Env Nuclear Retention Sequence. Virology (2003). Suh D., Seguin B., Atkinson S., Ozdamar B., Staffa A., Emili A., Mouland A., Cochrane A. May 25;310(1):85-99.
  • Structural Basis of Smad2 Recognition by the Smad Anchor for Receptor Activation. Science (2000). Wu G., Chen Y.G., Ozdamar B., Gyuricza C.A., Chong P.A., Wrana J.L., Massague J., Shi Y. Jan 7;287(5450):92-97.


Honors & Awards

  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Doctoral Award

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  • Education

    • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2011

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Biochemistry, Cornell University Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 2007

    • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Cell Biology, 2006

      The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
    • PhD, Medical Genetics, University of Toronto, 2005

      Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, Mt. Sinai Hospital
    • BSc (Hons), York University, 1998

  • Admissions

    • New York

  • Languages

    • French

    • Turkish