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Roland F. Rivera-Santiago, Ph.D. Associate

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Roland F. Rivera-Santiago is a member of the firm’s patent prosecution department. Roland received his B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico in 2010, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, where his studies focused on structural biology and proteomics. Roland is also a Class of 2021 graduate of Fordham University School of Law. Prior to law school, Roland was a postdoctoral research scientist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.

  • New York, 2022
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 2021
  • University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Ph.D., Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, 2015
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, B.S., Biology, 2010
  • University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, B.S., Chemistry, 2010
  • George A. Kehayas LAW ’75 Scholarship, Fordham University School of Law, 2018-2021
  • NIH T32 Postdoctoral Grant No. CA9171-40
  • Philadelphia Health Care Trust Fellowship, 2014-2015
  • University of Pennsylvania Structural Biology Training Grant, 2012-2014 (NIH T34 Predoctoral Grant Nos. GM8275-24 and GM8275-25)
  • Sloan Undergraduate Research Program Fellowship, 2009-2010 (NIH T34 Prebaccalaureate Grant No. CM8419-19)
  • Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, ABRCMS Conference 2009, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Minority Access to Research Careers Program Fellowship, 2008-2009 (NIH T34 Prebaccalaureate Grant No. CM8419-18)
  • Gallagher PG, Maksimova Y, Lezon-Geyda K, Newburger PE, Medeiros D, Hanson RD, Rothman J, Israels S, Wall DA, Sidonio RF Jr, Sieff C, Gowans LK, Mittal N, Rivera-Santiago R, Speicher DW, Baserga SJ, Schulz VP. “Aberrant splicing contributes to severe α-spectrin-linked congenital hemolytic anemia.” J. Clin. Invest. 2019 Apr 30. 129(7):2878-2887.
  • Rivera-Santiago RF, Harper SL, Sriswasdi S, Hembach P, Speicher DW. “Structure of the full-length erythrocyte anion exchanger 1 and interactions with ankyrin- 1 determined using zero-length chemical cross-linking of intact cell membranes.” Structure 2017 Jan 3. 25(1):132-145.
  • Rivera-Santiago RF, Sriswasdi S, Harper SL, Speicher DW. “Probing structures of large protein complexes using zero-length cross-linking.” Methods 2015 Nov 1. 89:99-111.
  • Rivera-Santiago RF, Harper SL, Zhou S, Sriswasdi S, Feinstein SI, Fisher AB, Speicher DW. “Solution Structure of the Reduced Form of Human Peroxiredoxin-6 Elucidated Using Zero-Length Chemical Cross-linking And Homology Modeling.” Biochem J. 2015 Mar 6. 468(1):87-98.
  • Jampani N, Rivera-Santiago R, Li W, Lehman R, Dominguez R (2012) Structural analysis of smooth muscle tropomyosin alpha and beta isoforms. J Biol Chem 287:3167-3174.
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