Diane Gentile Rufino, Esq.

Diane Rufino

Title: Attorney, Molecular Biologist, Chemist, Teacher
Location: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

Diane Gentile Rufino, Esq., attorney, chemist, molecular biologist, and teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in her fields.

Ms. Rufino is an attorney, scientist, and educator who has spent more than three decades in medical research and law. Inspired by a desire to find a cure for cancer, she earned a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982 and completed her Master of Science in human pathology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983. She pursued additional postgraduate study in microbiology, virology, epidemiology, and biochemistry at Rutgers University and the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, and worked as a laboratory technician at Princeton University throughout the 1980s, and began her career in 1987 as a molecular biologist for Enimont Americas. From 1990 until 1997, Ms. Rufino was a research scientist for the American Cyanamid Company, and in 1996, she patented a cancer screening tool targeting genes that caused rapid cell growth.

Ms. Rufino’s focus shifted to law in 1999, when she became a patent agent with the firm of Ratner & Prestia. The following year, she was awarded her Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law, and she has practiced with several firms in the areas of personal injury, real estate, and corporate law in addition to working in Sandoz/Novartis product and portfolio management group. In 2012, Ms. Rufino earned a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix and became licensed to teach high school science in the state of North Carolina. Since 2013, she has been a college counselor and teacher at John Paul II Catholic High School in Greenville, North Carolina, and has been named a Teacher of the Week by WITN. Outside her work in education, Ms. Rufino is a blogger and speaker on a number of topics in law, science, and culture.

 

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