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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Rachel E. Yunck, PH.D. / Technology Specialist

PhD Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Harvard University
BA Biology, Chemistry minor Summa Cum Laude, Hiram College

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

Rachelís doctoral research focused on elucidating how bacteria construct and remodel the cell wall, a process essential to bacterial growth and division. She developed a novel genetic screening technique in E. coli by which she discovered a broadly conserved enzyme important for bacterial cell wall biogenesis. Her work characterizing the biochemical function, regulation, and physiological role of enzymes that remodel the cell wall required technical expertise in mass spectrometry coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography (LC/MS), molecular biology, biochemistry, bacterial genetics, structural biology, and light microscopy. She has co-authored original research articles in Molecular Microbiology.

Select Awards & Honors
Graduate Research Fellowship. National Science Foundation
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Robert D. Watkins Fellowship, American Society for Microbiology
Chateaubriand Fellowship, Embassy of France