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Georgia R. Sampedro, Ph.D.

Dr. Georgia R. Sampedro is a technical specialist in the Lathrop GPM Intellectual Property practice who focuses her efforts on biotechnology and life sciences.

Georgia has extensive experience studying the molecular and pathological features of a broad spectrum of human diseases ranging from bacterial infection to drug addiction. Prior to joining the firm, Georgia created thoughtful evaluations for a wide-range of biotechnology stakeholders including: AbbVie, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, a life science focused investment fund, and an IP service company.

Honors

  • Chicago-Kent Merit Scholarship, 2020
  • Program Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation, 2019 
  • Robert C & Mary Gallo Fellow, 2018 
  • Carl Storm Fellow, 2017 
  • NIH Genetics and Regulation Training Grant, 2013-2017 
  • Biology with Honors, 2011 
  • Illinois State Scholar, 2007 

Publications

  • Grimes D, Johnson R, Pashos M, Cummings C, Kang C, Sampedro GR, Tycksen E, McBride HJ, Sah R, Lowell CA, Clemens RA. ORAI1 and ORAI2 modulate murine neutrophil calcium signaling, cellular activation, and host defense. PNAS. September 29, 2020

  • Hernandez SL, Nelson M, Sampedro GR, Bagrodia N, Defnet AM, Lec B, Krischner R, Emolo J, Wu L, Biermann H, Shen S, Bubeck-Wardenburg J, Kandel JJ. Staphylococcus aureus alpha toxin activates Notch in vascular cells. Angiogenesis, October 15, 2018
  • Sampedro GR, Bubeck Wardenburg J. Staphylococcus aureus in the Intensive Care Unit: Are These Golden Grapes Ripe for a New Approach? J Infect Dis. Feb 15, 2017
  • Berube BJ, Sampedro GR, Otto M, Bubeck Wardenburg J. The psmα locus regulates production of Staphylococcus aureus alpha-toxin during infection. Infect Immun. August 8, 2014
  • Becker RE, Berube BJ, Sampedro GR, DeDent AC, Bubeck Wardenburg J. Tissue-specific patterning of host innate immune responses by Staphylococcus aureus α-toxin. J Innate Immun. May 10, 2014 
  • Sampedro GR, DeDent AC, Becker RE, Berube BJ, Gebhardt MJ, Cao H, Bubeck Wardenburg J. Targeting Staphylococcus aureus α-toxin as a novel approach to reduce severity of recurrent skin and soft-tissue infections. J Infect Dis. Apr 16, 2014 
  • Neugebauer NM, Cortright JJ, Sampedro GR, Vezina P. Exposure to nicotine enhances its subsequent self-administration: contribution of nicotine-associated contextual stimuli. Behav Brain Res. Mar 1, 2014 
  • Cortright JJ, Sampedro GR, Neugebauer NM, Vezina P. Previous exposure to nicotine enhances the incentive motivational effects of amphetamine via nicotine-associated contextual stimuli. Neuropsychopharmacology. May 23, 2012 
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  • Chicago

    155 North Wacker Drive
    Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60606-1787

Assistant

Rachel Hernandez
312.920.3356

Education

University of Chicago, Ph.D., Dept. of Microbiology, 2018

University of Chicago, Biology with Honors, B.A., Law, Letters & Society, B.A., 2011