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Kirsten Termine Ph.D.


Dr. Kirsten Termine is a member of the Firm's New Orleans office and the Firm's Intellectual Property Group.

Professional Biography

Dr. Termine focuses her practice on patent prosecution in the life science and biotechnology industries. She works with clients to assist them with their patentability assessments, biosimilar assessments and strategy, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, IP due diligence, and pre-suit investigation and litigation support for life sciences.

Before attending the Tulane University Law School, Dr. Termine graduated from Loyola University New Orleans with an undergraduate degree in biology and received a Ph.D. in genetics from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Her dissertation research focused on using next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatic platforms to identify novel genetic mutations associated with hereditary prostate cancer.

Dr. Termine's technical skills encompass genetics, molecular biology, physiology, and next-generation sequencing. She has also presented both oral presentations and posters at scientific meetings and conferences.

  • Member – American Intellectual Property Law Association (2019 – present)
  • Recipient – Tulane University Law School Merit Scholarship (2019 – 2022)
  • Representative – Dean Rufus Harris Peer Fellow Program (2020 – 2021)
  • Representative – Tulane Intellectual Property Society (2019 – 2021)
  • Representative – Tulane Entertainment and Art Law Society (2019 – 2021)
  • Recipient – Harry B. and Nellie May Bartlett Kelleher Fund Scholarship (2019 – 2020)
  • Representative – Peer Advocate Liaison program, LSUHSC (2015 – 2019)
  • Member – New Orleans Schools Science Partnership Program, Department of Genetics, LSUHSC (2013 – 2019)
  • Representative – LSUHSC Graduate Studies Student Government Association (2014 – 2018)
  • Member – AWIS Educational Outreach Committee, LSUHSC – New Orleans (2014 – 2017)
  • Recipient – Second Place Poster Presentation Award, LSUHSC Graduate Research Day (2017)
  • Recipient – David S. Bruce Outstanding Undergraduate Abstract Award, American Physiological Society (2013)
  • Recipient – First Place Presenter Award, Loyola University Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium (2013)
  • Recipient –American Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship (2012)
  • Recipient – Louisiana Board of Regents Supervised Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship (2012)
  • "Discovery of CNVs in Hereditary Prostate Cancer Using NGS Data," Tulane University Hayward Genetics Center Grand Rounds, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 2018)
  • "Identifying Germline Copy Number Variations in Hereditary Prostate Cancer Using Next-Generation Sequencing Approaches," Loyola University New Orleans Department of Biology Seminar Series, New Orleans, Louisiana (November 2017)
  • "Identification of Germline CNVs Using WES Data in Men with Hereditary Prostate Cancer," International Consortium for Prostate Cancer Genetics Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (October 2017)
  • "Characterization of Susceptibility Loci in Hereditary Prostate Cancer Families Using Copy Number Variation and Linkage Analysis," American Urological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (May 2015)


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., May 2022
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Ph.D., Genetics, 2018
  • Loyola University New Orleans, B.S., Biology, May 2013


  • Louisiana, 2022

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