Isaiah Neve, PhD

Dr. Isaiah Neve is a staff scientist with Choate’s Intellectual Property Group.

Prior to joining Choate, Dr. Neve received his Ph.D. from Baylor College of Medicine where he gained valuable research experience in the laboratory of Dr. Meng Wang. Dr. Neve’s primary research was focused on RNA editing enzymes and their roles in gene-environment interactions and reproductive plasticity. While pursuing this degree, Dr. Neve utilized a number of modern techniques including CRISPR mutagenesis, Next generation sequencing, nucleic acid manipulation/cloning, confocal and SRS microscopy, and microinjection. Additionally, Dr. Neve acted as the team leader for a Bioventures entrepreneurship course focused on creating a startup for the commercialization of a novel non-opioid painkiller.

While receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Neve was a graduate intellectual property intern in the Baylor Licensing Group where he performed due diligence searches, drafted initial scientific disclosures, and conducted market research analysis. Preceding his graduate IP internship, Dr. Neve was an intellectual property intern at a law firm in Houston where he assisted in patent prosecution, patent drafting, and intellectual property due diligence.

Practice Focus

Intellectual Property Protection: Assists in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Also assists with freedom-to-operate analysis, due diligence reviews, infringement opinions and invalidity analysis.

Publications and Presentations

  • “Escherichia coli Metabolite Profiling Leads to the Development of an RNA Interference Strain for Caenorhabditis elegans,” first author, G3, January 2020.
  • “Microbial Genetic Composition Tunes Host Longevity,” co-author, Cell, May 2017.
  • “adr-2 Mediates C. Elegans Reproductive Strategies in Response to Environmental Stimuli,” presenter, International RNA Editing and Modification Gordon Research Conference, February 2017.

Education & Credentials

Baylor College of Medicine
PhD, 2019
Molecular and Human Genetics
Queen's University Belfast
BSc, 2013, summa cum laude
Genetics