Urszula Nowak, Ph.D.

Associate - Boston

Urszula Nowak
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Urszula Nowak is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. Her practice focuses on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent litigation and other biotechnology-related commercial disputes. 



  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2017
  • Cornell University, Ph.D. in Immunology, 2011
  • McGill University, M.S. in Immunology, 2005
  • McGill University, B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology, 2003


English, Polish

Professional Experience

  • Scientific Advisor for Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Postdoctoral Fellow of Investigative Pharmacology at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
  • Bell CJ, Sun Y, Nowak UM et al. Sustained in vivo signaling by long-lived IL-2 induces prolonged increases of regulatory T cells. Journal of Autoimmunity. Jan;56:66-80. (2015)
  • Vuong BQ, Herrick-Reynolds K, Vaidyanathan B, Pucella JN, Ucher AJ, Donghia NM, Gu X, Nicolas L, Nowak U, Rahman N, Strout MP, Mills KD, Stavnezer J, Chaudhuri J. A DNA break- and phosphorylation-dependent positive feedback loop promotes immunoglobulin class-switch recombination. Nature Immunology, Nov;14(11):1183-9. (2013)
  • Nowak U, Matthews AJ, Zheng S, Chaudhuri J. The splicing regulator PTBP2 interacts with the cytidine deaminase AID and promotes binding of AID to switch-region DNA. Nature Immunology, Feb;12(2):160-6. (2011)
  • Nowak U, Gill K, Skamene E, Newkirk MM. Rheumatoid factor induction in murine models of liver injury. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Feb;147(2):324-9. (2007)
  • Newkirk MM, Nowak U, Skamene E, Iera D, Desbarats J. Agonistic antibodies to Fas induce a breach in the endothelial lining of the liver and a breakdown in B cell tolerance. Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Feb;147(2):346-51. (2007)
  • Nowak UM, Newkirk MM. Rheumatoid factors: good or bad for you? International Archives of Allergy and Immunology, Oct;138(2):180-8. (2005)


  • Member, Fordham Law Review
  • Cancer Research Institute Predoctoral Fellowship
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  • New York
  • Massachusetts