Elizabeth Simonik Mulski

Elizabeth Simonik Mulski, PhD

Associate | Biotechnology
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  • BS, Marine, Freshwater and Environmental Biology, Ohio University
  • PhD, Cancer Biology, Vanderbilt University
  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law

Key Technologies

  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Synthetic Biology
  • RNA Therapeutics
  • Antibodies
  • Cancer Biology
  • Immunotherapies
  • Gene Editing

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts
  • US Patent and Trademark Office


  • Remote


Elizabeth (Liz) Mulski focuses her practice on US and foreign patent prosecution and counseling in the biotechnology space. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry.

Liz’s experience includes US and foreign patent prosecution, landscape, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses. She also has experience in reviewing intellectual property licensing agreements.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Liz was an associate at an Am Law 25 law firm, where she managed several international patent portfolios for a variety of biopharma clients. She also assisted with drafting and revising provisional patent applications as well as with the acquisition diligence for a large pharmaceutical company.

Liz’s doctoral work at Vanderbilt University focused on understanding the novel biological functions of single-stranded DNA binding proteins (SSBPs) in invasive head and neck cancer. In this work, Liz used molecular and biochemical techniques to identify the mechanism by which SSBPs influence local metastatic invasion.


  • Boston Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Named to the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Caridad Bolivar Bacardi Cancer Fund for Head and Neck Cancer Research (2014)
  • National Institutes of Health Training Grant – Microenvironments in cancer (5T32CA009592-25) (2011-2013)
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences at Ohio University (2010)
  • The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund at Ohio University (2010)
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education Symposium, 3rd place (2009)
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholar (2008)
  • National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship (2008)


  • Simonik, E., Cai, Y., Kimmelshue, K., Brantley-Sieders, D. M., Loomans, H., Andl, C., Westlake, G., Youngblood, V. M., Chen, J., Yarbrough, W. D., Brown, B. T., Nagarajan, L., Brandt, S. J., (2016). LIM-Only Protein 4 (LMO4) and LIM-Domain Binding Protein 1 (LDB1) Promote the Growth and Metastasis of Human Head and Neck Cancer. PLOS One 11(10), e0164804.
  • Grim, J. M., Simonik, E. A., Semones, M. C., Kuhn, D. E., & Crockett, E. L. (2013). The glutathione-dependent system of antioxidant defense is not modulated by temperature acclimation in muscle tissues from striped bass, Morone saxatilis. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 164(2), 383-390.
  • Key, P. B., Simonik, E., Kish, N., Chung, K. W., & Fulton, M. H. (2013). Differences in response of two model estuarine crustaceans after lethal and sublethal exposures to chlorpyrifos. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B, 48(11), 967-973.
  • Simonik, E., Henry, R. (2009) Ammonia excretion and hemolymph ammonia concentrations in the intertidal green crab, Carcinus maenas during emersion. The Bulletin, MDI Biological Laboratory V. 48.
  • Simonik, E., Henry, R., Worden, M. (2009) Comparative physiology of acid-base balance in Carcinus maenas and Homarus americanus acclimated to low salinity. The Bulletin, MDI Biological Laboratory V. 48.

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Liz has an advanced SCUBA certification and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, and skiing.