Kangmee M. Woo

Registered Patent Agent

Kangmee (“May”) Woo, Ph.D is a registered Patent Agent licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office since 2012. May prepares and prosecutes patent applications in the life sciences industry, including companies and universities that desire to protect their innovations in a broad range of technical fields including pharmaceuticals, biomedicine and medical devices.

After completing her doctorate degree in medical sciences (cardiovascular physiology) at Texas A&M HSC (2004), May conducted research as a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Texas (2004-2011) in the fields of renal, pulmonary, and bile duct physiology using biochemical, molecular and cell biology techniques. In her leisure time, May enjoys reading and listening to classical music.

  • Publications

    • Dutta AK, Woo K, Khimji AK, Kresge C, Feranchak AP. Mechanosensitive Cl- secretion in biliary epithelium mediated through TMEM16A. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013 Jan 1;304(1):G87-98.
    • Sathe MN, Woo K, Kresge C, Bugde A, Luby-Phelps K, Lewis MA, Feranchak AP. Regulation of purinergic signaling in biliary epithelial cells by exocytosis of SLC17A9-dependent ATP-enriched vesicles. J Biol Chem. 2011 Jul 15;286(28):25363-76.
    • Woo, Kangmee & Sathe, Meghana & Kresge, Charles & Ueno, Yoshiyuki & Venter, Julie & Glaser, Shannon Woo K, Sathe M, Kresge C, Esser V, Ueno Y, Venter J, Glaser SS, Alpini G, Feranchak AP. Adenosine triphosphate release and purinergic (P2) receptor-mediated secretion in small and large mouse cholangiocytes. Hepatology. 2010 Nov;52(5):1819-28.
    • Dutta AK, Woo K, Doctor RB, Fitz JG, Feranchak AP. Extracellular nucleotides stimulate Cl- currents in biliary epithelia through receptor-mediated IP3 and Ca2+ release. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Nov;295(5):G1004-15.
    • Woo K, Dutta AK, Patel V, Kresge C, Feranchak AP. Fluid flow induces mechanosensitive ATP release, calcium signalling and Cl- transport in biliary epithelial cells through a PKCzeta-dependent pathway. J Physiol. 2008 Jun 1;586(11):2779-98.