Nicholas Hurt, Ph.D.

Associate, Intellectual Property  

San Francisco 415.875.2427


Nicholas (Nick) Hurt, Ph.D. assists in patent portfolio strategy, drafting and prosecution of U.S. patent applications and due diligence analysis for clients in the biotechnology industry. Among the technologies with which Nick has experience are molecular biophysics, bioengineering, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology and immunology.


  • 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