Introducing New Blogger Nicholson Price

W. Nicholson Price II is an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.  He holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School, a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Columbia University, and an A.B. from Harvard College.  After law school, he clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was a Visiting Consortium Scholar at the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy.  His current research interests include innovation in pharmaceutical manufacturing, genetic testing, and personalized medicine.

Some of Nicholson’s recent publications include:

Does Whole-Genome Sequencing Circumvent Gene Patents?  Bio-IT World (December 10, 2012).

Unblocked Future: Why Gene Patents Won’t Hinder Whole-Genome Sequencing and Personalized Medicine. 33 Cardozo L. Rev. 1601 (2012).

Price, W.N. et al. Large-scale experimental studies show unexpected amino acid effects on protein expression and solubility in vivo in E. coli. 1 Microbial Informatics and Experimentation 6 (2011).

Neuner, L.K. & Price, W.N. The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Potential Insurance Coverage Implications. Ins. Law Coverage Bulletin (Sep. 2010).

Am I My Son? Clones and the Modern Family. 11 Colum. Sci. Tech. L. Rev. 118 (2010). Winner, Julius Silver Notes Competition 2009.

Price, W.N. et al. Understanding the physical properties that control protein crystallization by analysis of large-scale experimental data. 27 Nat. Biotechnol. 51 (2009).

Patenting Race: The Problems of Ethnic Genetic Testing of Patents.
8 Colum. Sci. Tech. L. Rev. 119 (2007). Winner, Julius Silver Notes Competition 2006.

W. Nicholson Price

Nicholson Price is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Previously, he taught law at the University of New Hampshire. He holds a PhD in Biological Sciences and a JD, both from Columbia, and an AB from Harvard. He clerked for Judge Carlos T. Bea on the Ninth Circuit, and was then appointed as an Academic Fellow at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard. Nicholson teaches patents and health law and studies life science innovation, including big data and artificial intelligence in medicine. He recommends reading Bujold, Jemisin, and Older. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, Nature Biotechnology, the Michigan Law Review, and elsewhere. Nicholson is cofounder of Regulation and Innovation in the Biosciences, co-chair of the Junior IP Scholars Association, and a Core Partner at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law.

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