Kevin K. Chan, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Chan is an interdisciplinary scientist with experience and expertise in a wide array of areas, including genetics, molecular cloning, genotyping, PCR, yeast two-hybrid, biochemistry, protein purification, cell culture, cell-based assays, microscopy, next generation sequencing, antibody design, drug discovery and high-throughput screening. He has an extensive advanced research, writing and editing background supported by five peer-reviewed publications and nine conference presentations. Additionally, Dr. Chan is well-versed in data acquisition, evaluation and statistical analysis of large data sets.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Chan served as a technical advisor at a San Jose-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 expertise 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.
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Mariah Smith-Jones


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

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

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