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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AMANDA K. MCFEDRIES, PH.D. / Technology Specialist

PhD Biochemistry, Harvard University
BS Biotechnology, Rochester Institute of Technology

Amanda McFedries joined Clark+Elbing in 2015. Her work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, primarily in the fields of biotechnology. Amanda’s doctoral research focused on understanding protein-small molecule interactions with the goal of identifying new, therapeutically relevant pathways.

Her doctoral work investigated the impact of acute inhibition of insulin degrading enzyme in the context of type 2 diabetes. She has experience with cell culture, affinity mass spectrometry, biochemical and in vivo mouse techniques.

Amanda has co-authored scientific publications in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Chemistry & Biology, the Journal of Immunology, Nature, the Journal of the American Chemical Society, and PLOS ONE.

Select Awards & Honors
RIT Presidential Scholar
S&C Whitman Scholar