Postdoc Career Series - Dr. August Li, Patent Agent at Wilson Sonsini Law Firm

by CWRU Postdoctoral Association

Lecture/Speaker Audience: Postdoctoral Scholars

Thu, May 23, 2024

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The speaker for this session is Dr. August Li, Patent Agent at Wilson Sonsini Law Firm. The speaker will discuss what they view as key opportunities, decisions, experiences, and skill development that led to their transition after their postdocs.

The goal of the Postdoc Career Series is to introduce postdocs to alternative career options and explore new possibilities for growth.

T. August Li is a patent agent in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she is a member of the patents and innovations practice. With extensive interdisciplinary research experience in molecular and clinical pharmacology, and additional focuses in glycobiology, neuroscience, and immunology, August assists clients in preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini, August trained under Dr. Ronald Schnaar at Johns Hopkins University, where she discovered anti-inflammatory proteoglycans that engage human Siglecs in the esophagus, airways, and brain. She also has studied the roles of gangliosides in glutamate receptor trafficking to understand the seizures and learning disabilities seen in patients with congenital disorders of ganglioside biosynthesis. Her technical expertise spans molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and glycobiology. August obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy at Purdue University, where she gained profound knowledge of pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, and drug development.

Moderator: Dr. Popular Pandey, CWRU postdoc in Physiology and Biophysics

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