Isadora F. Bielsky, Ph.D. is a senior patent agent with McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP. Dr. Bielsky provides technological advice in support of validity, infringement and patentability analyses in biotechnology matters.

Prior to joining MBHB, Dr. Bielsky was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Center for Reproductive Science at Northwestern University.

Dr. Bielsky has received three National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and published eight primary and review articles in prominent scientific journals, including Neuron, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, and Neuropsychopharmacology.

  • Ph.D., Emory University,

    Neurobiology, Doctoral Research: The molecular mechanisms underlying autism and anxiety-related disorders with a focus on the role of the vasopressin V1a receptor in social behaviors and anxiety.

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Northwestern University,

    Research: The effects of prenatal androgen exposure on the development of social and anxiety behaviors.

  • B.A., Northwestern University,

    Neurobiology, cum laude, With High Honors

Bar Admissions
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Published Articles

Isadora F. Bielsky, Shuang-Bao Hu, Xianghui Ren, Ernest F. Terwilliger, and Larry J. Young (2005). The V1a Vasopressin Receptor is Necessary and Sufficient for Normal Social Recognition: A Gene Replacement Study. Neuron 47:503-513.

Isadora F. Bielsky, Shuang-Bao Hu, Larry J. Young (2005). Sexual Dimorphism in the Vasopressin System: Lack of an Altered Behavioral Phenotype in Female V1a Receptor Knockout Mice. Behavioural Brain Research 164(1):132-136.

Yuki Takayanagi, Masahide Yoshida, Isadora F. Bielsky, Heather E. Ross, Masaki Kawamata, Tatsushi Onaka, Teruyuki, Yanagisawa, Tadashi Kimura, Martin M. Matzuk, Larry J. Young, and Katsuhiko Nishimori (2005). Pervasive social deficits but normal partuition in oxytocin receptor-deficient mice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (in press).

Miranda M. Lim, Isadora F. Bielsky, Larry J. Young (2005). Neuropeptides and the Social Brain: Potential Rodent Models of Autism. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 23:235-243.

Isadora F. Bielsky and Larry J. Young (2004). Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Social Recognition in Mammals. Peptides 25:1565-1574.

Isadora F. Bielsky, Shuang-Bao Hu, Kathleen L. Szegda. Heiner Westphal, and Larry J. Young (2004). Profound Impairment in Social Recognition and Reduction in Anxiety-related Behavior in Vasopressin V1a Receptor Knockout Mice. Neuropsychopharmacology 29:483-493.

M.E. Wilson, D. Mook, F. Graves, J. Felger, I. F. Bielsky, and K. Wallen (2003). Tamoxifen is an Estrogen Antagonist on Gonadotropin Secretion and Responsiveness of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in Female Monkeys. Endocrine 22(3): 305-315.

Heather B. Patisaul, Eleni A. Aultman, Isadora F. Bielsky, Larry J. Young, and Mark E. Wilson (2003). Immediate and Residual Effects of Tamoxifen and Ethynylestradiol in the Female Rat Hypothalamus. Brain Research 978:185-193.