U of C chemist sells in Belgravia Terrace

University of Chicago chemist Milan Mrksich and his wife, Shannon, sold their three-bedroom, 4.1 bath townhome at 414 W. Wisconsin for $980,000 to Margaret Thornton on Aug. 7.

The Mrksichs paid $895,000 for Unit #D in Belgravia Terrace in Jan. 2003. Sudler Sotheby's Kittie Dyer listed the property for $1.075 million and sold it after 57 days on the market.

In his lab, Mr. Mrksich specializes in engineering the interface between cells and surfaces. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from University of Illinois-Champaign (1989) and earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif, (1994).

Mrs. Mrksich also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from California Institute of Technology But after finishing medical school, decided she wanted to pursue a career in law instead, attending Georgetown University Law School.

She currently works in the Chicago office of intellectual property law firm Brinks Hofer Gilsen & Lione. She often represents clients in the technical areas of pharmaceuticals and biologics. Before joining Brinks in 1997, she worked as a patent agent at Oblon Spivak McClelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C. in Arlington, Va.

Bulit in 1986, Belgravia Terrace units are 3,500 square-feet and meant to resemble turn-of-the-century London rowhouses.

Address: 414 West Wisconsin Street
Buyer(s): Margaret M Thornton
Seller(s): Milan Mrksich and K Shannon Mrkscih
Sale date: Aug. 7, 2006

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