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.