Michael joined the OTT in 2003. Prior to joining NIH OTT, Michael practiced law at a Washington, DC law firm’s patent division. Before attending law school, he was a biologist at NINDS and NIMH working in the area of clinical genetics. Michael received a degree in law (J.D.) from American University, Washington College of Law, a B.S. in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and is continuing his scientific education with graduate level immunology courses at the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences. Michael is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.