Eugene I. Masters
Dr. Masters is a member of the firm's Intellectual Property section. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in life sciences, chemistry, biotechnology, and molecular diagnostics, though his practice includes other aspects of intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights and design patents.
With a background in chemistry and biochemistry as well as experience in technology transfer, Dr. Masters brings a highly skilled perspective to intellectual property legal services.
Dr. Masters' doctoral research focused on protein degradation in the cell by the proteasome complex, which led to the first three-dimensional structures of the proteasome in complex with activator complexes. As a postdoctoral researcher, he applied his training in protein x-ray crystallography to study Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of the disease tuberculosis. During law school, he worked as a patent clerk at a Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostics company.
- Patent clerk at a Salt Lake City-based molecular diagnostics company.
- Technology Commercialization Office (now reorganized as Technology Venture Commercialization), University of Utah.
- The UAB Research Foundation, technology transfer and commercialization office for University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Postdoctoral Researcher, Medicinal Chemistry Department, Southern Research Institute.
- Graduate Research Assistant, University of Utah, Biochemistry Department.
- Adjunct Faculty, Lab Instructor, Salt Lake Community College.
- Lab Technician/Specialist, University of Utah, Biochemistry Department.
- Structural Studies of the Proteasome and Implications for Proteasome Activation2008Dissertation, University of Utah
- Purification and analysis of recombinant 11S activators of the 20S proteasome: Trypanosoma brucei PA26 and human PA28 alpha, PA28 beta, and PA28 gamma2005Methods in Enzymology (398) 306-21
- The 11S regulators of 20S proteasome activity2002Current Topics Microbiology and Immunology
- Structural basis for the activation of 20S proteasomes by 11S regulators2000Nature. 408(6808) 115-20
Brigham Young University, J.D., 2014
University of Utah, Ph.D., Biochemistry, 2008
Arizona State University, B.S., Chemistry, 1997
- Utah State Bar, 2014
- U.S. District Court, 2014
- Registered Patent Attorney, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2014
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Intellectual Property Law Association
J. Reuben Clark Law Society