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John W. Rooney, Ph.D., J.D.


John W. Rooney is an accomplished educator with extensive knowledge in science and law. He earned a B.A. in Molecular Biology at U.C. Berkeley and completed his PhD in Genetics at Harvard.

After a postdoctoral fellowship as a Cancer Research Institute fellowship recipient, he worked for three biotech companies. In all of his research, he has focused on the molecular biology of the immune system. During his research and professional work, he published many well-regarded scientific papers.

To pursue his interest in the legal, political, and social ramifications of health care, health care policy, and pharmaceutical developments, he earned a law degree at Vermont Law School, where he was also a semester associate at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, Vermont, in the Offices of Compliance, General Counsel, and Risk Management. Upon graduating from law school, John took a one year research associate position at Dartmouth University, studying gene regulation by steroid hormone receptors.

For the last three years, he has been an associate adjunct professor, teaching courses in law, liberal arts, and sciences, at Hesser College, Manchester Community College, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Franklin Pierce University. He is also a paid consultant in science curriculum development for The Saylor Foundation.

John hopes to merge his scientific knowledge and expertise with his legal training to become a Patent Attorney as well as continue his teaching.  He recently passed the Massachusetts State Bar Exam and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Registration to Practice Exam.  His membership with the Massachusetts Bar is pending. He is a USPTO registered Patent Agent.

He currently lives near the Boston area.

Books by John W. Rooney, Ph.D., J.D.

Postel, E. H., Berberich, S. J., Rooney, J. W., and Kaetzel, D. M. (2000). J. Bioenergetics and Biomembranes 32(3): 277-284.

Human NM23/Nucleoside Diphosphate Kinase regulates gene expression through DNA binding to nuclease-hypersensitive transcriptional elements.

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Ho, I.-C., Kim, John H.-I., Rooney, J. W., Spiegelman, B. M., and Glimcher, L. H.(1998). PNAS USA 95, 15537-15541.

A potential role for the nuclear factor of activated T cells family of transcriptional regulatory proteins in adipogenesis.

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Ho, I.-C., Hodge, M. R., Rooney, J. W., and Glimcher, L. H. (1996). Cell 85, 973-983.

The proto-oncogene c-maf is responsible for tissue-specific expression of interleukin-4.

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Rooney, J. W. (1995). Doctoral Thesis, Harvard, Dept of Genetics.

Regulation of the Interleukin-2 and Interleukin-4 genes in T helper 1 and T helper 2 cell clones.

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Rooney, J. W., Sun, Y.-L., Glimcher, L. H., and Hoey, T. (1995). Mol. Cell. Biol. 15, 6299-6310.

Novel NF-AT sites that mediate activation of the IL-2 promoter in response to T cell receptor stimulation.

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Rooney, J. W., Hoey, T., and Glimcher, L. H. (1995). Immunity 2, 473-483.

Coordinate and cooperative roles for NF-AT and AP-1 in the regulation of the murine IL-4 gene.

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Rooney, J. W., Hodge, M. R., and Glimcher, L. H. (1995). J. Immunol. 154, 6397-6405.

The proximal promoter of the IL-4 gene is composed of multiple essential regulatory sites which bind at least two distinct factors.

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Reimold, A. M., Kara, C. J., Rooney, J. W., and Glimcher, L. H. (1993). J. Immunol. 151, 4173-4182.

Transforming Growth Factor Beta-1 Repression of the HLA-DRalpha gene is mediated by conserved proximal promoter elements.

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Bomstzyk, K., Rooney, J. W., Twasaki, T., Rachie, N. A., Dower, S. K., and Sibley, C. H. (1991). Cell Regulation 2, 329-335.

Evidence that interleukin-1 and phorbol esters activate NF-kappa B by different pathways: role of protein kinase C.

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Bomsztyk, K., Toivola, B., Emery, D. W., Rooney, J. W., et al. (1990). J. Biol. Chem. 265, 9413-9417.

Role of cAMP in interleukin-1-induced kappa light chain gene expression in murine B cell line.

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Rooney, J. W., Emery, D. W., and Sibley, C. H. (1990). Immunogenetics 31, 73-78.

1.3E2, a variant of the B lymphoma 70Z/3, defective in activation of NF-kappa B and OTF-2.

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Rooney, J. W., Emery, D. W., and Sibley, C. H. (1990). Immunogenetics 31, 65-72.

Slow response variant of the B lymphoma 70Z/3 defective in activation in LPS activation of NF-kappaB.

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Emery, D. W., Rooney, J. W., and Sibley, C. H. (1989). Mol. Cell. Biol. 9, 5231-5233.

A gamma interferon-unresponsive variant of cell line, 70Z/3, IFN-4, can be partially rescued by phorbol myristate acetate.

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