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Computer Modeling

Computer Software



Linear Regression and Machine Learning

Organic Chemistry

Drew Harding, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Dr. Drew Harding, a patent agent at Johnson, Marcou, Isaacs & Nix, LLC (JMIN), has a doctorate in Computational Chemistry with a strong competence in natural sciences, and software development. 


Prior to joining JMIN, Dr. Harding worked at Louisiana State University’s Office of Innovation & Technology Commercialization in Baton Rouge, La., where his responsibilities included creating patentability reports for innovations from the natural sciences and engineering departments; meeting with inventors to discuss patenting their technologies; providing patentability guidance; conducting prior art searches for innovations; and composing office summaries on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) guidelines and procedures. 


Before his positions at Louisiana State University, Dr. Harding was a graduate researcher at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. He designed and delivered projects resulting in presentations at national conferences and multiple journal publications. He collaborated with industry scientists to physically and chemically explain properties of potential therapeutics, and developed programs in multiple languages to optimize workflow on high performance computers. 


Dr. Harding earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Computational Chemistry at the University of Georgia. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Louisiana State University and was awarded many honors, including Hypercube Scholar, Marathon Petroleum Company Chemistry Scholarship, and Taylor Opportunity Program for Students Honors Award. 


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2019

  • B.S., Chemistry, Louisiana State University, 2015


  • Harding, Drew P.; Bootsma, Andrea N.; and Wheeler, Steven E., “Better Sensing through Stacking: The Role of Non-Covalent Interactions in Guanine-Binding Sensors.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 123, 2, 24 Dec. 2019, pp. 487–495., 

  • Harding, Drew P.; Kingsley, Laura J.; Spraggon, Glen; Wheeler, Steven E., “Importance of Model Size in Quantum Mechanical Studies of DNA Intercalation.” The Journal of Computational Chemistry, Vol. 41, Issue 12, 3 Feb. 2020, pp. 1175-1184.


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