Dr. Black has practiced patent law at some of the largest law firms in the U.S. He has handled patent prosecution matters for universities and companies ranging in size from small startups to Fortune 500 firms. Before practicing law, Dr. Black was an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he developed vaccines for infectious diseases and cancer. Dr. Black received his postdoctoral training at the Magee Women's Research Institute in Pittsburgh in the areas of mucosal immunology, molecular biology, and microbiology. Dr. Black has published original research in the Journal of Immunology and Infection & Immunity among other journals. He is a contributor to the recently released book, Gene Profiles in Drug Design, and holds patents for an RNA-based drug technology.