Kuwabo Mubyana

Kuwabo Mubyana

Science Law ClerkPatent Agent
Kuwabo Mubyana
San Francisco
+1 415 733 6238

Dr. Kuwabo Mubyana is a science law clerk and registered patent agent focusing on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, freedom to operate analysis, and IP diligence for clients in the life sciences industry. She has a broad technical background including drug and gene therapy, soft tissue engineering, biomechanics, nanoparticle-based therapies, polymer characterization, and nucleic acid sequencing techniques.

Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Mubyana was a patent agent and technology specialist at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks in Boston, MA. She earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her doctoral research focused on engineering scaffold-free tendon fibers and examining the influence of chemical and mechanical cues on engineered tendon fiber growth. She has won several awards for her research, teaching assistantship, academics, and mentorship.

Recognition & Awards

Some of Dr. Mubyana's notable awards are as follows:

  • Founders Award of Excellence (October 2017)
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute — Troy, NY
  • Best Student Paper Award (March 2017)
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XVI — San Diego, CA
  • Savio L-Y. Woo Young Biomechanics Researcher Award (March 2016)
    International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons XV —  Orlando, FL
  • Overall Best Teaching Assistant Award (May 2016)
    Biomedical Engineering Department., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute —  Troy, NY
  • Michael Lake Outstanding Research Mentor Award (August 2014)
    Summer@Rensselaer Program —  Troy, NY
  • Tri-Beta Award for highest academic standing in biological sciences (Beta Beta Beta Honors Society) (April 2013)
    Quinnipiac University —  Hamden, CT

Publications

  • Mubyana, K., & Corr, D. T. (2018). Cyclic Uniaxial Tensile Strain Enhances the Mechanical Properties of Engineered, Scaffold-Free Tendon Fibers. Tissue Engineering Part A, 24(23-24), 1808-1817.
  • Mubyana, K., Koppes, R.A., Lee, K.L., Cooper, J.A. and Corr, D.T. (2016). The influence of specimen thickness and alignment on the material and failure properties of electrospun polycaprolactone nanofiber mats. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 104(11), pp.2794-2800.
  • Chaudhary, R., Lee, M.S., Mubyana, K., Duenwald-Kuehl, S., Johnson, L., Kaiser, J., Vanderby, R., Eliceiri, K.W., Corr, D.T., Chin, M.S. and Li, W.J. (2016). Advanced quantitative imaging and biomechanical analyses of periosteal fibers in accelerated bone growth. Bone, 92, pp.201-213.
  • Published Extended Abstract: Mubyana, K., and Corr, D. T. (2016). Cyclic Mechanical Loading Improves Tensile and Failure Properties of Scaffold- Free Engineered Tendon Fibers. Z.-M. Li, P. Yung, D. T. Corr, B. S.-C. Fu, & S. L.-Y. Woo (Eds.), International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons, 15, pp. 16–18. Retrieved from http://www.pitt.edu/~msrc/islt15/ISLT-XVFinalProgramBook-FULL.pdf#page=17
  • Blog Post: Author – “What’s Estoppin’ You? – Beware the Barriers of Asserting Judicial Estoppel”. November 11, 2019. Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks Post-Grant Blog.