Marcus E. Sernel
Mr. Sernel earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1992 and then went on to graduate first in his class from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 1997. He continued to leverage his interest in science and his Law degree as a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis - one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. Mr. Sernel's specialty at Kirkland & Ellis is intellectual property where he concentrates on patent and other technology related litigation with a particular focus on chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology matters.
Mr. Sernel's natural interest in science and his familiarity with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries makes him a particularly valuable advisor and Board member as BSF pushes deeper and deeper into research and potential medical treatments for Barth syndrome.
Mr. Sernel and his wife, Tracy, live with their three children just outside of Chicago, Illinois. Their youngest son has Barth syndrome and his perspective as a parent of a younger child will add a valuable voice to the BSF Board as we plan for the future.