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Sarah J. Fashena, Ph.D.

Sarah J. Fashena, Ph.D. is a Registered U.S. Patent Agent in Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in intellectual property law focused on the life sciences. Sarah prepares and prosecutes new patent applications in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and instructs clients in general intellectual property matters, particularly in the areas of the microbiome, inflammation, autoimmunity, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, signal transduction, gene therapy, bacteriology, vaccines, oncology, recombinant DNA, biochemistry, genome platforms, genetic disease signatures, and precision medicine. Sarah provides guidance to clients at universities, as well as biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies with respect to patentability assessments of new invention disclosures.

Sarah received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her doctoral thesis related to molecular immunology and inflammatory cytokine gene regulation. Upon receiving her Ph.D., Sarah did a post-doctoral fellowship at Caltech where her research focused on molecular neurodevelopment and intracellular signaling. Sarah then accepted a senior post-doctoral position at the Fox Chase Cancer Center to focus on research in intracellular signaling in the context of cellular transformation.



  • Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center, March 1997-November 2000
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology, January 1992-March 1997
  • Golemis, E.A., G. O'Neill, and S. Fashena, Methods for identifying agents which affect cellular morphology, locomotion and death, U.S. Patent No. 6,653,074.
  • Rigatti, R., T.W.B. Ost, and S. Fashena, Method for sequencing a polynucleotide template, U.S. Publication No. 2009/0088327.

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Recipient, Edward David Lustbader Award for Research Excellence, Fox Chase Cancer Center, June 1999
  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers, 2012-Present
  • Member, Women in Licensing (NYC Chapter), 2012-Present
  • Oral Presentation Judge, Westchester-Rockland Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, Mount Kisco Concert Association, 2010-Present
  • Committee Member, Mount Kisco Child Care Center, Feed Me Fresh Program, 2006-Present


Akademische Ausbildung
  • Ph.D., Immunobiology, Yale University, 1992
  • B.A., Biology, with highest academic honors, Purchase College, 1984
    • Recipient, Irene Goldring Memorial Award
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.