Over the last five years, Angel Leiva has garnered extensive research experience in both the scientific and legal fields. A recent graduate of the juris doctor program at the Ave Maria School for Law, Angel Leiva has turned his research focus toward the legal sector. Over the course of a year, he served as a legal extern at Golab Intellectual Properties, PLLC, where he worked with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In this role, Mr. Leiva conducted legal studies for infringement cases and authored briefs and amendments. He maintains research certifications with LexisNexis, WestLaw and Bloomberg.
In the past, Angel Leiva worked as a research scholar for the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. For three years, Angel Leiva examined and performed experiments on samples of cancerous skin in an effort to better understand the MPZL3 gene and its effects on skin cancer. In addition to writing an array of scholarly medical articles, he presented his work for audiences at several professional symposia.
In 2011, Angel Leiva leveraged his research experience to work with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Department of Pathology at New York University School of Medicine. While an HHMI scholar, he worked on researching the effect of cancer on DNA replication of a protein complex called CRL4-CDT2. After composing a number of research materials, Mr. Leiva displayed his findings during a presentation at the Leadership Alliance National Symposium in Greenwich, Connecticut.