Christopher M. Holman

Christopher M. Holman is a professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. He joined the UMKC faculty in 2005, and his primary research focus lies at the intersection of intellectual property and biotechnology. In 2008 he was awarded the Daniel L Brenner Faculty Publishing Award for an influential law review article on human gene patent litigation.

A native of California, Holman received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California at Davis, and engaged in post-doctoral drug discovery research at Roche Biosciences in Palo Alto, Calif. He then attended law school at UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall, during which time he was an associate editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and served as a full-time judicial extern in federal court in the Northern District of California.