Dr. Nancy Costigliola

Technical Specialist

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3352
Overview
Education

Ph.D., Cell Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

B.A., Biological Sciences, Cornell University

Nancy Costigliola is a technical specialist in the Intellectual Property group of the firm’s Boston office. Nancy’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Her technological areas of expertise include cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, high-throughput screening, machine learning, and biological therapeutics.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Nancy was a research scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where she contributed to mechanism-of-action discovery and served as a super-resolution imaging expert across research and development. Nancy’s post-doctoral fellowship was in the laboratories of Drs. Timothy Mitchison and Gaudenz Danuser at Harvard Medical School, where she used microscopy and image analysis techniques to determine how cells transmit forces anisotropically in order to migrate as single cells (published in PNAS). Nancy did her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with fellowships from the American Heart Association and the UNC Biophysics Training Grant.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

UNC Biophysics Training Award 

American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship 

Memberships

Memberships

Extraordinary Women Advancing Healthcare Awards (EWAH)

  • Steering Committee Member

Boston Patent Law Association

Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology (WEST)

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

Costigliola, N., Ding, L., Burckhardt, C.J., Han, S., Gutierrez, E., Groisman, A., Mitchison, T.J.,and Danuser,G. Vimentin fibers orient traction stress. PNAS. 2017 May 16;114(20):5195-5200

Gan., Z., Burckhardt, C.J.,Ding, L, Zaritsky, A., Sitterly, K., Mota, A., Costigliola N., Starker C., Voytas D.,Tytell, J., Danuser, G. Vimentin enhances directed cell migration by stabilizing MT mediated cell polarity. Cell Sys. 2016 Sep 28;3(3):252-63.

Costigliola, N.*, Kapustina, M*., Weinreb, G.E., Monteith, A., Rajfur, Z., Elston, T.C., Jacobson K.. RhoA regulates calcium-independent periodic contractions of the cell cortex. Biophys J. 2010 Aug 9;99(4):1053-63.*These authors contributed equally.

Kapustina, M., Weinreb, G.E., Costigliola, N., Rajfur, Z., Jacobson, K., Elston,T.C.. Mechanical and biochemical modeling of cortical oscillations in spreading cells. Biophys J. 2008 Jun;94(12):4605-20.

Dr. Nancy Costigliola
Practices
  • Patent
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
Education

Ph.D., Cell Biology and Molecular and Cellular Biophysics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

B.A., Biological Sciences, Cornell University

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