Tatiana Headrick, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Registered Patent Agent - Boston

Tatiana Headrick
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Tatiana Headrick is a technology specialist in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Boston office of Foley Hoag. Tatiana assists with preparation, prosecution and litigation of U.S. and foreign patent applications. She has considerable experience with small molecule drug discovery, polymer chemistry, materials science and clean energy technology.

Tatiana brings more than 15 years of academic and industrial research experience to her intellectual property practice. During her Ph.D. research in Professor Richard R. Schrock’s group at MIT, she designed Mo-based catalysts for asymmetric olefin metathesis and established novel synthetic routes towards several classes of Mo organometallic compounds. Tatiana’s postdoctoral research at Boston College under the guidance of Professor Amir H. Hoveyda focused on the discovery of metal-free catalytic allylation of imines. 

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  • Boston College, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, 2007
  • St. Petersburg State University (Russia), B.S., 2002


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  • Flaumenhaft, R.; Nag, P. P.; Pilyugina, T.; Pu, J.; Dandapani, S.; Munoz, B. Preparation of piperidinecarboxylatecompounds useful for treating diseases or conditions mediated by protein disulfide isomerase. US 2016/0145209.
  • Hoveyda, A. H.; Silverio, D. L.; Pilyugina, T. S.; Torker, S.; Robbins, D. Simple organic molecules as catalysts for practical and efficient enantioselective synthesis of amines and alcohols. US 2015/0057451.
  • Sundell, B. J., Lawrence III, J. A., Harrigan, D. J., Vaughn, J. T., Pilyugina, T. S., Smith, D. R. Alkoxysilyl
    functionalized polynorbornenes with enhanced selectivity for heavy hydrocarbon separations. RSC Advances 2016, 6, 51619-51628.
  • Zhang, K., Fernandez, S.; Kobaslija, S. L., Pilyugina, T. S., O’Brien, J., Lawrence III, J. A., Ostraat, M. L. Optimization of hierarchical structures for Beta zeolites by post-synthetic base leaching. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2016, 55, 8567-8575.
  • Pilyugina T. S. et al. Development of second generation thiol isomerase inhibitors to prevent thrombus formation. Blood 2013, 122, 926.
  • Silverio, D. L.; Torker, S.; Pilyugina, T. S.; Vieira, E. M.; Haeffner, F.; Snapper, M. L.; Hoveyda, A. H. Simple organic molecules as catalysts for enantioselective synthesis of amines and alcohols. Nature 2012, 494, 216-221.
  • Pilyugina, T. S.; Schrock, R. R.; Mueller, P.; Hoveyda, A. H. New enantiomerically pure alkylimido Mo-based complexes. Synthesis, characterization, and activity as chiral olefin metathesis catalysts. Organometallics 2007, 26, 831-837.
  • Pilyugina, T. S.; Schrock, R. R.; Hock, A. S.; Mueller, P. Synthesis of molybdenum(VI) monoimido alkyl and alkylidene complexes. Organometallics 2005, 24, 1929-1937.
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