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Sangeeta Cheema is a staff attorney in Winstead's Intellectual Property practice. Her practice focuses on analyzing the patentability of new technology and preparing and prosecuting patents in the diverse fields of physiology, neurology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, microbiology, medical devices and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining Winstead, Sangeeta served as a scientific advisor at a Houston law firm and as a research scientist at the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

During law school, Sangeeta served as an intern for the Honorable Jane Bland, First Court of Appeals as well as an intern in the Department of Institutional Compliance, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Representative Experience

  • Intellectual property, including patents

Publications, Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

  • Sangeeta K Cheema, Ellen Chen, Lonnie D Shea and Anshu B. Mathur. Regulation and Guidance of Cell Behavior For Tissue Regeneration via siRNA Mechanism. Wound Repair and Regeneration, 2007(16), 286-295.
  • Sangeeta K. Cheema, Andrea S. Gobin, Robyn Rhea, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Robert A. Newman and Anshu B. Mathur Silk Fibroin Mediated Delivery of Liposomal Emodin To Breast Cancer Cells. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online,
  • Cheema S.K. and Mathur AB. Targeted Nanoparticles against Breast Cancer, Biomedical Engineering Society, 2005.
  • Chen E, Cheema S.K., Mathur AB. Potential uses of RNA interference in tissue engineering: a silencing mechanism that speaks volumes. Center for Biomedical Engineering, 2005.
  • Cheema, S.K., Mathur AB. Promotion of Stable Vasculature via siRNA Technology.“Podium presentation”, 2005 8th TESI (Tissue Engineering Society International) Annual Meeting, Shanghai, China and 2006 HSEMB (Houston Society of Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX.
  • Cheema, S.K., Gobin A.S., Rhea R, Newman R.A., Mathur A.M. Silk Fibroin Mediated Delivery of Liposomal Emodin to Breast Cancer Cells. Presented at the 2005 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Cheema, S. K., Misra, S., Rangnekar, V.M., Tari, A.M., Kumar, R., and Lopez- Berestein, G. Par-4 Transcriptionally Regulates Bcl-2 through a WT1-binding Site on the bcl-2 Promoter J. Biol. Chem., May 2003; 278: 1995 - 2005.
  • PAR-4 Mediates Regulation of Bcl-2 via a WT1 binding site on the bcl-2 promoter in Advanced Prostate Carcinoma. Invited Speaker, 03/01/03, Bioimmunotherapy Faculty Retreat held at the Houstonian, Houston, TX.
  • Cheema, S. K., Misra, S., Rangnekar, V.M., Tari, A.M., Kumar, R., and Lopez-Berestein, G. PAR-4 Mediates Regulation of Bcl-2 via a WT1 binding site on the bcl-2 promoter in Advanced Prostate Carcinoma. 2003. Poster at The 7th annual Trainee Recognition Day and Research Exposition at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
  • Cheema, S. K., Rangnekar, V.M., Tari, A.M. and Lopez-Berestein, G. 2002. Par-4 transcriptionally regulates Bcl-2 in Prostate Cancer Cells. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, Volume 42, 591.
  • Cheema, S. K., Rangnekar, V.M., Tari, A.M. and Lopez-Berestein, G. 2000. Growth Regulation of Prostate Cancer Cell Lines by Bcl-2 Down-modulation. Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research, Volume 41, 264.
  • Cheema, S. K., Rangnekar, V.M., Tari, A.M. and Lopez-Berestein, G. 2000 Regulation of Bcl-2 expression in Advanced Prostate Carcinoma. International Cell Death Society Symposium, Madrid, Spain.
  • Mehta, K. and Cheema, S. K., 1999. Retinoid-mediated Signaling Pathways in CD38 Antigen Expressing Myeloid Leukemia Cells. Leukemia & Lymphoma, Volume 32(5-6): 441-9.

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