Rose N. Njoroge, Ph.D.

Dr. Rose Njoroge is a Technical Specialist in the firm's Chicago office where she applies her technical expertise in molecular and cellular biology, cancer biology, inflammation and biotechnology to patent matters related to drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Rose’s practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications including performing patentability, infringement, and validity searches for clients in the fields of life sciences and biotechnology. 

Her work is focused on the life sciences, particularly cancer biology, molecular biology and inflammation.

Prior to joining Lathrop GPM, Rose was a post-doctoral researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Here, she investigated the molecular similarities between leukocyte diapedesis during the inflammatory response and tumor cell extravasation to determine whether inflammation inhibitors can also be used to inhibit tumor metastasis. As a doctoral candidate at the same institution, Rose studied the molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer initiation and discovered metabolic changes that lead to prostate cancer progression. While at Northwestern, Rose also interned at the university’s technology transfer office (INVO) where she gained experience in determining novelty, IP protection, licensing and commercialization potential of diverse life science inventions based on in-depth reviews of prior art, market research, assessment of the competitive landscape and commercial feasibility. 

Before moving to the U.S. for graduate school, Rose worked in disease surveillance and pathogen discovery for the US Army Medical Research Unit, Kenya - USAMRU-K, with a focus on febrile illnesses and respiratory infections.

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Northwestern, Feinberg School of Medicine, Cell & Molecular Biology, Ph.D., 2018

Seoul National University, Agricultural Biology, M.Sc., 2005

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology, Food Science & Technology, B.Sc., 2002