Tania specialises in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in the area of microbiology, immunology and molecular biology. She has conducted patentability and freedom to operate analyses and has been involved in due diligence of and on behalf of biotechnology clients. Following her graduation from the University of Melbourne with a PhD in immunology and microbiology, Tania completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Bethesda, U.S.A, studying hepatitis C virus pathogenesis and immunology. Tania then took up a position at the FDA as a Visiting Scientist; a combined scientific and regulatory role that included the review of Investigational New Drug (IND) applications. Tania moved in to the field of intellectual property in 2005 and spent 5 years working as a patent professional in San Diego, U.S.A. before returning to Australia.
Tania practises within Davies Collison Cave’s biotechnology practice group.
- Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia
- Bachelor of Science (Hons.) (Microbiology and Immunology), University of Melbourne
- Doctor of Philosophy (Microbiology and Immunology), University of Melbourne
- Master of Intellectual Property Law, University of Melbourne