Nicholas G. Vincent

Technology Specialist

Nicholas Vincent, a technology specialist and PhD candidate in Microbiology at Yale University, combines extensive research and leadership experience to provide a unique approach to biotechnology and the law. Nicholas has contributed to research in fields ranging from developmental immunology to bacterial genetics, and currently studies ribosome assembly in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a basic science process with vast potential for clinical and disease management applications. His research has taken him across three academic labs, seven years, and two academic institutions. Alongside his research experience, Nicholas currently serves as the Chair of the Yale Graduate Student Assembly, a representative graduate student governmental body, where he serves as an advocate to his constituents and liaises with the University on their behalf. Nicholas leverages this experience and applies it to assessing and implementing approaches to anticipate client needs in helping them protect their inventions.

  • Wrote a co-first author review article on ribosomal RNA modification in archaeal species
  • Received a Gruber Science Fellowship at Yale University, an award given to the most highly ranked applicants to Yale PhD programs in various areas of science
  • Served as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine for three years. YJBM is the only graduate and medical student-run, peer-reviewed, PubMed-Indexed biomedical research journal.
Technology Areas

Nicholas’ areas of technology include microbiology, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, protein biology, RNA biology, microbial pathogenesis, and immunology.

  1. McCann KL, Charette JM, Vincent NG, and Baserga SJ. A protein interaction map of the LSU processome. Genes Dev. 2015 Apr 15; 2015. PMID: 25877921. PMCID: PMC4403261.
  2. Yip WSV*, Vincent NG*, and Baserga SJ. Ribonucleoproteins in archaeal pre-rRNA processing and modification. Archaea. 2013;2013:614735. doi: 10.1155/2013/614735.  Epub 2013 Mar 10. PMCID: PMC3608112. (*Equal contribution)
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  • 2017 (expected), Yale University, Ph.D., Microbiology
  • 2014, Yale University, M.Phil, Microbiology
  • 2011, Providence College, BS, Biology