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Rachael P. Dippold Ph.D.
+1 202 408 4063

901 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-4413

+1 202 408 4000
Fax +1 202 408 4400

Bar and Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D., expected 2020
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Ph.D., Molecular Cell Biology, 2012
  • Temple University
    B.S., Biophysics, 2004

Rachael P. Dippold Ph.D.

Student Associate

Rachael Dippold focuses her practice primarily on patent prosecution in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

Dr. Dippold's scientific background is in the regulation of gene expression and the prediction of systems-level gene regulatory networks. Her research in this field utilized a range of molecular, biochemical, and bioinformatics tools and techniques. Her graduate and post-graduate research focused on the role of microRNAs in the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in the inhibition of liver regeneration in alcoholic liver disease. Dr. Dippold also did post-graduate research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which focused on the transcriptional and splicing regulation of gene expression in the modulation of smooth muscle cell contractility.

Select Publications

  • Regular contributor to Finnegan's patent blog Prosecution First.
  • Coauthor. "Expediting Prosecution," CIPA Journal, Oct. 2016.
  • Coauthor. "A Bioinformatic and Computational Study of Myosin Phosphatase Subunit Diversity," American Journal of
    Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
    , 2014.
  • Coauthor. "Myosin Phosphatase Isoforms as Determinants of Smooth Muscle Contractile Function and Calcium Sensitivity of Force Production," Microcirculation, 2013.
  • Coauthor. "Chronic Ethanol Feeding Alters Mirna Expression Dynamics During Liver Regeneration," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2013.
  • Coauthor. "Chronic Ethanol Feeding Enhances Mir-21 Induction During Liver Regeneration While Inhibiting Proliferation in Rats," American Journal of Physiology – Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, 2012.