The legal staff at Clark+Elbing consists of a nucleus of attorneys with advanced scientific degrees supported by a team of patent agents and technology specialists, each of whom holds a PhD in a scientific discipline.

We have unparalleled expertise in the biological and biochemical sciences, with professionals holding doctorates in such fields as chemistry, genetics, neuroscience, cell biology, developmental biology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and pharmacology.

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Emily K. Lehrman, PH.D. / Technology Specialist

PhD Neuroscience, Harvard University
BS Biological Sciences, with honors and distinction, Stanford University

Emily Lehrman joined Clark+Elbing in 2016. Her work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the fields of cellular and molecular biology.

Emily’s doctoral research focused on neuron-glia and neuroimmune interactions in brain development. She employed high-resolution imaging, anatomical tracing, primary cell culture, and mouse genetics to investigate the role of innate immune molecules in regulating microglia-mediated synaptic pruning in the developing visual system. Emily has co-authored original research and review articles in Neuron, Nature Neuroscience, Cell, and Glia; additional journal publications are forthcoming.

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Invited Speaker, Glial Biology Gordon Research Seminar
Selected Speaker, Society for Neuroscience Meeting
Firestone Medal, Stanford University