Professor Tu appointed Georgetown health law researcher | Faculty of Law


MORGANTOWN, West Virginia – University of West Virginia The S. Sean Tu College of Law professor has been appointed Fellow at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

The O’Neill Institute brings together experts in public health and legal fields to help create innovative solutions to the most pressing global health problems. It works to end pandemics, guarantee human rights and strengthen the right to health for people around the world.

You are currently working on several research papers dealing with the intersection of patent law and FDA law, with the goal of finding solutions to provide better access to cheaper, life-changing drugs.

“I am delighted and honored to be appointed as a research fellow at the O’Neill Institute, as it allows my work in patent law to be presented to academics in health law,” he said.

Tu’s academic research focuses on the role of patent law in the biotechnology industry. He has written three books and numerous articles in journals such as the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Duke Law and Technology Review, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology. His scientific papers have been published in Cell, Nature Cell Biology and Journal of Biological Chemistry. In 2014, Tu was awarded the WVU Law Significant Scholarship Award for his research.

At WVU Law, You teach patent law, patent prosecution, FDA law, science and biotechnology law, and law. He has also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development.

Tu is a Chartered Patent Attorney and received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and microbiology from the University of Florida and a doctorate. in Pharmacology from Cornell University.



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