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Dr. Huihong Qiao is a Patent Attorney with MMV IP Law. She is a Registered Patent Attorney before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Dr. Qiao is versatile in the following technological areas:  

Biomedical Engineering (development of a bioengineering system for the production of hirudin – a naturally occurring polypeptide in the medicinal leeches that is a blood anticoagulant, construction of high-yielding yeast expression plasmids, production of an antisense MCP-1 [monocyte chemotactic protein-1] expression plasmids, construction of gene replication system as potential gene therapy for the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, expression and purification of recombinant human heat shock protein 90 which was regarded as a target of tumor immunotherapy.) 

Immunology (immune responses towards cancer, immunotherapy, innate immune, cytokines and chemokines, cell signaling in immune responses, function of immune cells, proliferation and differentiation of hematopoietic cells, and immunological techniques) 

Infectious Diseases (study of toll-like receptors, identification of responses of innate immune cells to infectious agents, activation of signaling pathways by infectious agents, alteration of expression profiles of receptors and ligands, stimulation of adoptive immune responses) 

Herbal Medicine (systematic identification of biological activities of multiple herbal extracts, isolation and purification of active compounds related to raising levels of white blood cells in cancer patients or stimulating production of platelet cells) 

Dr. Qiao has a keen interest in medicine and the application of biomedical research techniques to the advancement of health. After receiving her MD and MS degrees, she remained in China to conduct research in cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, and herbal medicine at biotechnology companies. 

Dr. Qiao then moved to the U.S. and acquired advanced research skills: first in allegies and infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and then in immunology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Simultaneously, Dr. Qiao was developing a strong interest in protecting and promoting the discoveries in medical research. Subsequently, Dr. Qiao received her JD degree at St. Louis University School of Law, where she concentrated in health and life science law.  

Dr. Qiao is combining her versatility in research experience and her insights at start-up companies and major national laboratories to serve inventors in a broad range of technology. Her pleasant personality and diligent work habits are helpful to clients. 

In her spare time, Dr. Qiao takes on hiking, gardening, and listening to music. As a caring person, she treasures friendship and enjoys helping others.  

  • J.D. St. Louis University (2016)
  • M.S. Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (Biochemistry), Beijing, China (1997)
  • M.D. Norman Bethune Medical College, Jilin University, Changchun, China (1994)
Bar Admissions
  • State of Missouri (2017)  
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (2001)  
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