Susan Janicki's practice includes patent prosecution with an emphasis on biotechnology in the life sciences industries. Dr. Janicki received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Tufts University. She received her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory where she developed methods for studying chromatin and nuclear organization in living cells. Subsequently, Dr. Janicki ran an extramurally funded research laboratory at the Wistar Institute focused on understanding how mutations in chromatin regulatory proteins cause cancer.
Dr. Janicki attended Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, where she interned at the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware with the Honorable Christopher J. Burke, United States Magistrate Judge.
Dr. Janicki worked as a summer associate in 2022 and joined the firm as an associate in 2023.
Judicial Extern to the Honorable Christopher J. Burke, United States Magistrate Judge, United States Court for the District of Delaware, Spring 2022 Semester.
Teaching/Adjunct Professor Experience
Assistant Professor, Wistar Institute, April 2005 – December 2016
Associate Professor, Wister Institute, January 2014 – December 2016
Instructor, Rowan University, Department of Biological Sciences, January 2017 – June 2018
Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award, 2005-2008
Beckman Young Investigator Award, 2006-2009
Emerald Foundation Award, 2006-2008
V Foundation Scholar Award, 2007-2009
March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award, 2008-2010
Delbarre E, Janicki SM. (2021) Modulation of H3.3 chromatin assembly by PML: A way to regulate epigenetic inheritance. Bioessays Oct; 43(10): e2100038.
Shastrula PK, Sierra I, Deng Z, Keeney F, Hayden JE, Lieberman PM, Janicki SM. (2019) PML is recruited to heterochromatin during S phase and represses DAXX-mediated histone H3.3 chromatin assembly. Journal of Cell Science Mar 26;132(6).
Shastrula PK, Lund PJ, Garcia BA, Janicki SM. (2018) Rpp29 regulates histone H3.3 chromatin assembly through transcriptional mechanisms. Journal of Biological Chemistry Aug 10; 293(32):12360-12377.
Newhart A, Powers SL, Shastrula PK, Sierra I, Joo LM, Hayden JE, Cohen AR, Janicki SM. (2016) RNase P Protein Subunit, Rpp29, Represses Histone H3.3 Nucleosome Deposition. Molecular Biology of the Cell 27:1154-1169.
Janicki SM, Tsukamoto T, Salghetti SE, Tansey WP, Sachidanandam R, Prasanth KV, Ried T, Shav-Tal Y, Bertrand E, Singer RH, Spector DL. (2004) From Silencing to Gene Expression: Real-Time Analysis in Single Cells. Cell 116, 683-698.