Dr. Hurt, whose emphasis is biochemistry and bioengineering, assists in the development of appeal briefs and in the drafting of U.S. patent applications for clients in the biotechnology industry. Among the technologies with which Dr. Hurt has experience are molecular biophysics, genetics, molecular biology and immunology.
Dr. Hurt pursued graduate-level coursework in bioinformatics, proteomics, biostatistics, nanotechnology and immunology at Harvard University from 2002 to 2005.
Prior to joining Fenwick & West, Dr. Hurt was a patent agent intern at Fernandez & Associates, LLP, in Menlo Park, CA.
- N. Hurt, H. Wang, M. Akeson, K.R. Lieberman, Specific Nucleotide Binding and Rebinding to Individual DNA Polymerase Complexes Captured on a Nanopore, Journal of the American Chemical Society, No. 131, pp.3772-3778, 2009
- N. Hurt, S. Benner, R.J. Chen, N. Wilson, R. Abu-Shumays, K.R. Lieberman, D.W. Deamer, D.W. Dunbar, M. Akeson, Sequence-Specific Detection of Individual DNA Polymerase Complexes in Real Time Using a Nanopore, Nature Nanotechnology, No. 2, pp. 718-724, 2007
- N. Hurt, B. Boyartchuk, M. Rojas, B. Yan, O. Jobe, D.M. Dorfman, D.E. Higgins, W.F. Dietrich, I. Kramnik, The Host Resistance Locus sst1 Controls Innate Immunity to Listeria monocytogenes Infection in Immunodeficient Mice, Journal of Immunology, No. 173, pp. 5112-5120, 2004