Dr. Ashwin Sivakumar

Technical Specialist

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3405

"My target is to be able to tie my technical expertise together with legal proceedings so as to be able to help my clients to the fullest extent."

Overview
Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Dr. Ashwin Sivakumar is a technical specialist in the Intellectual Property group in the firm’s Boston office. His work involves patent prosecution in the field of biotechnology, biomedical engineering, medical devices, and life sciences.

Prior to joining Burns & Levinson, Ashwin received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans. His research was focused on the creation of an engineered ‘nerve-on-a-chip’ model that can act as a testing platform for pharmacological and pathological testing using electrophysiological testing. Ashwin also co-founded and ran a startup, Flux Diagnostics LLC, which was focused on the creation of handheld rapid diagnostics devices for viral testing. He has authored and presented scientific publications in the fields of neuroscience, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering. He is the recipient of multiple awards that include the NSF I-Corps Award for Market Research (2016). Victor C.Alvarez Spark Innovation Award (2015), and NewDay Challenge Innovation Award (2015).


Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

NSF I-Corps Award for Market Research (2016-17)

Tulane University Victor C. Alvarez Spark Innovation Award (2015)

Vice President of Graduate Student Biomedical Engineering Association (2015)

Tulane University NewDay Challenge Award (Innovation Award) (2015)

New Orleans BioInnovation Center BioChallenge Pitch Competition Finalist (2015)

John Hopkins Business Plan Competition Finalist (2015)

Tulane University Novel Tech Challenge Finalist (2015)

Neuro Startup Challenge Business Plan Winner (2014)

Biomedical Engineering Representative for Graduate Student Association (2013-14)

Memberships

Memberships

Tau Beta Pi

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"Myelinated 3D neural culture platform as a physiological model of diabetic peripheral neuropathy," World Bio Materials Congress 2016, International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering, May 2016

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

"Methods for Fabrication and evaluation of a 3D microengineered model of myelinated peripheral nerve," Journal of Neural Engineering, October 2018

Dr. Ashwin Sivakumar
Practices
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property & IP Litigation
  • IP Due Diligence
  • Life Sciences
Education

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Milwaukee School of Engineering

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