Dr. Mario Gaviria is a scientific advisor focused on patent prosecution in the area of chemistry. He has experience in all areas of chemistry, particularly organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and polymer chemistry. Prior to joining Leydig, Voit, & Mayer, Dr. Gaviria worked part-time with the Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor assisting in the early technical and commercial evaluation of new inventions. Dr. Gaviria’s dissertation work at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor focused on the enantioselective and unifying entry into the arcutane class of natural products. Prior to his time at Michigan, Dr. Gaviria completed his undergraduate thesis on the synthesis of novel antimalarial compounds.