Lindsay Berkman, Ph.D.


Harvard University (Ph.D., Cell and Developmental Biology)
Clemson University (B.S., Microbiology and Molecular Biology)

Scientific Advisor

As a Scientific Advisor for Nguyen & Tarbet, Lindsay concentrates on patent preparation, prior art searching and scientific analysis, as well as scientific consulting in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and diagnostics. Her previous patent experience includes work as a scientific advisor at Chandler & Udall in Tucson, Arizona. As a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard, Lindsay acquired extensive experience studying bioenergetics and transcriptional regulation of metabolic pathways involved in the progression of obesity and diabetes. Lindsay’s scientific experience also includes laboratory work studying subjects such as vascular biology and microbiology.

Representative Matters
Lindsay’s scientific background and intellectual property work includes subject matter such as:

• biotechnology and pharmaceuticals
• diagnostics
• biochemistry and molecular biology
• medical devices
• microbiology
• formulations
• small molecules
• radiation biology

Selected Publications

Seale P, Kajimura S, Yang W, Chin S, Rohas LM, Uldry M, Tavernier G, Langin D, Spiegelman BM (2007). Transcriptional control of brown fat determination by PRDM16. Cell Metabolism 6:38-54.

Rohas, LM, St-Pierre J, Uldry M, Jager S, Handschin C, Spiegelman BM (2007). A fundamental system of cellular energy homeostasis regulated by PGC-1α. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:7933-7938.

CCooper MP, Qu L, Rohas LM, Lin J, Yang W, Erdjument-Bromage H, Tempst P, Spiegelman BM (2006). Defects in energy homeostasis in Leigh Syndrome French Canadian variant through PGC-1α/LRP130 complex. Genes and Development 20:2996-3009.

Lin J, Wu PH, Tarr PT, Lindenberg KS, St-Pierre J, Zhang CY, Mootha VK, Jager S, Vianna CR, Reznick RM, Cui L, Manieri M, Donovan MX, Wu Z, Cooper MP, Fan MC, Rohas LM, Zavacki AM, Cinti S, Shulman GI, Lowell BB, Krainc D, Spiegelman BM(2004). Defects in adaptive energy metabolism with CNS-linked hyperactivity in PGC-1alpha null mice. Cell 119:121-135.