Steven Sturlis Ph.D.
Scientific Advisor

Steve’s training and background in drug discovery research provide him with the insight to analyze new disclosures in greater depth and with a heightened understanding of the challenges and underlying principles. During his fellowship with the Office of Technology Transfer, Steve analyzed nearly 50 unique inventions disclosed at the University of Michigan from a wide range of scientific disciplines—from the chemical and biological sciences to mechanical engineering, materials science, energy technology and behavioral sciences.

Steve’s background has broadened his scientific horizons, giving him the ability to quickly develop an understanding of new technologies from fields outside his technical background and to cultivate his skills in market analysis, competitive landscapes and commercialization strategies.

Practice Groups
Education
  • Ph.D., Chemical Biology,
    University of Michigan, 2016
  • B.S., Chemistry, cum laude,
    Illinois Wesleyan University, 2010
Technical Background
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Drug Research
  • Organic Chemistry and Synthesis
Experience | Legal

Brinks Gilson & Lione, Ann Arbor, MI
Scientific Advisor, 2019 – Present

Experience | Non-Legal

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Research Laboratory Specialist, 2017 – 2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2016 – 2017

Experience | Clerkships & Internships

University of Michigan, Office of Technology Transfer, Ann Arbor, MI
Technology Transfer Fellow, 2017 – 2019

Experience | Teaching

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Adjunct Lecturer, 2016 – 2017
Graduate Student Research Instructor, 2010 – 2015

Presentations
  • “Using Natural Products to Disrupt Dynamic Protein Complexes,” Life Sciences Institute Colloquium Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2017
  • “Targeting the Med25 Activator Interaction Domain,” Merck Lectureship Series, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2015
  • “Depside and Depsidone Inhibitors of the Med25 Activator Interaction Domain,” Karle Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, August 2015
Affiliations
  • American Chemical Society