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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ERIN MAY, PH.D. / Technology Specialist

PhD Chemical Biology, Harvard University
BS Biochemistry, with honors, McGill University

Erin May joined Clark+Elbing in 2016. Her work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the fields of chemistry and biotechnology.

Erinís research focused on understanding the rules that govern cell permeability of peptide macrocycles. In her doctoral work, she studied the conformational dynamics of drug-like natural products, and applied those lessons to the design and synthesis of peptides macrocycle inhibitors of oncogenic targets. This work required expertise in peptide synthesis, molecular biology, cell culture, and the development of cell-based screening methods. She has co-authored original research articles in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, ChemBioChem, and PLoS One.

Select Awards & Honors
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Doctoral Fellowship
Derek C. Bok Teaching Prize, Harvard University
Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award, McGill University
Kalyon Prize in Science, McGill University
Member: Sigma Xi