Alexander K. Showalter, Ph.D.
Alex Showalter is a technical advisor; he joinedDarrow Mustafa P.C. in 2015.
Dr. Showalter graduated from Wayne State University Law School in summer 2013.
Prior to joining Darrow Mustafa P.C., Dr. Showalter was a law clerk at Young Basile, P.C., where he assisted in patent drafting and prosecution with an emphasis on chemical and physics related patents.
- Wayne State University Law School, J.D., 2013
- The Ohio State University, Ph.D., Chemistry, 2002
- State University of New York at Geneseo, B.S., Biochemistry, 1996
Prior Industry Employment
Dr. Showalter has over a decade of research experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries in the areas of advanced reaction kinetics, protein chemistry, a variety of spectroscopic and other analytic techniques, and formulations development, among others.
Dr. Showalter’s professional positions in the field include post-doctoral academic researcher, Senior Research Chemist in both large industrial and start-up settings, and co-founder of a biotechnology analytics company.
Mechanistic comparison of high-fidelity and error-prone DNA polymerases and ligases involved in DNA repair. Chem. Rev., 106, 340-60 (2006).
An error-prone viral DNA ligase. Biochemistry, 44, 8408-17 (2005).
A reexamination of the nucleotide incorporation fidelity of DNA polymerases. Biochemistry, 41, 10571-6 (2002).
Solution structure of a viral DNA polymerase X and evidence for a mutagenic function. Nat. Struct. Biol., 8, 942-6 (2001).
A DNA polymerase with specificity for five base pairs. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 123, 1776-7 (2001).