Kevin K. Chan, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Chan’s practice includes the advancement of U.S. and foreign jurisdiction patent applications, as well as the prosecution and strategic counseling of the same. His focus is currently on antibody therapies and gene and cell-based therapies. He is an interdisciplinary scientist with experience in a wide array of areas including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, next generation sequencing, microscopy, and high-throughput drug discovery.

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served as a technical advisor at a Silicon Valley-based law firm. During his time there, he drafted patent applications and responses to office actions in the U.S.; drafted instructions on how to proceed with prosecution in foreign jurisdictions; represented inventors at companies and academic institutions; leveraged scientific experience to perform due diligence and analysis of the patentability of inventions; provided technical research and analysis with respect to pending applications; and maintained up-to-date knowledge of the patent law landscape to aid in drafting applications and claims.


  • An EVA-1 UNC-40 Complex Mediates Attraction to the MADD-4 Guidance Cue in Caenorhabditis elegans, 7th Canadian Developmental Biology Conference, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, 2014
  • Integrin Cooperates with UNC-40 to Guide Muscle Arm Extension, 18th International C. elegans Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
  • The Cytoplasmic Domains of UNC-40/DCC are Sufficient to Direct Membrane Extension in C. elegans, C. elegans Neuronal Development, Synaptic Function and Behaviour Meeting, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008.
  • Investigating the Role of UNC-40/DCC in C. elegans Muscle Membrane Extension, University of Toronto Collaborative Program in Developmental Biology Annual Retreat, Toronto, Ontario, 2007.


  • Chan, K. K., Seetharaman, A., Selman, G. and Roy, P. J. (2015). Immunoprecipitation of Proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans. Bio-protocol 5(7): e1436. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1436.
  • Chan, K. K., Seetharaman, A., Bagg, R., Selman, G., Zhang, Y., Kim, J. and Roy, P. J. (2014). EVA-1 functions as an UNC-40 Co-receptor to enhance attraction to the MADD-4 guidance cue in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet 10(8): e1004521.
  • Alexander, M., Selman, G., Seetharaman, A., Chan, K. K., D’Souza, S., Byrne, A., and Roy, P., MADD-2, a Homolog of the Opitz Syndrome Protein MID1, Regulates Guidance to the Midline through UNC-40, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 2010.
  • Alexander, M., Chan, K. K., Byrne A., Selman, G., Lee, T., Ono, J., Wong, E., Puckrin, R., Dixon, S. and Roy, P., An UNC-40 pathway directs postsynaptic membrane extension in Caenorhabditis elegans, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 2009.
  • Dixon, S., Alexander, M., Chan, K. K., Roy, P., Insulin-like signaling negatively regulates muscle arm extension through DAF-12 in Caenorhabditis elegans, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, 2008.


  • NSERC Doctoral Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Roman Pakula Award
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowship
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Lyn Brathwaite


University of Toronto, Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, 2014

University of Toronto, M.S., Molecular Genetics, 2009

University of Toronto, B.S., Cell and Molecular Biology, cum laude, 2006