WIB-Atlanta

Name:  Suzanne Shope, J.D.
WIB Position:  Chapter Chair
Company: CDC
Title: Director of TTO
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Suzanne is the Director of TTO at the CDC. She obtained B.A.s in Animal Physiology and Physiological Psychology from UCSD and a law degree from UC Hastings College of the Law.  She previously studied the visual system in Drosophila and practiced patent law.

Name:  Mithra Bindhu
WIB Position:  Chapter Vice Chair
Company: Asiatic Clinical Research
Title: Executive Director
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Mithra Bindhu is an entrepreneur at heart and the Executive Director of Asiatic Clinical Research, a CRO headquartered in India. She is one of the founding members of WIB-Atlanta. She plays tennis and loves to spend time with her kids.

Name:  Sunayana (Nina) Banerjee
WIB Position:  Communications Chair
Company: Emory University
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
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Sunayana (Nina) Banerjee is a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University where she has been exploring the molecular mechanisms underlying the formation of traumatic memories in a mouse model of Post-traumatic stress disorder. She received her Ph.D.  from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY where she studied the neural mechanisms underlying social monogamy and biparental behavior. Nina aspires to continue her work in  neuropsychiatry research in a clinical and translational environment.

 

 

Name:  Jamie Graham
WIB Position:  Program Chair
Company: Kilpatrick Townsend
Title: Partner
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Jamie is a biotech patent attorney and Partner with Kilpatrick Townsend with over 25 years of experience. Her role is to help US companies, universities and governments obtain, investigate, license, sell and litigate patents in the life sciences and chemistry technologies, particularly vaccines and diagnostics. Jamie has an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and an advanced degree in Immunology. She has acted as in-house counsel and as an expert witness in patent disputes.

Name:  Ashley Myers, C.P.T.
WIB Position:  Program Co-Vice Chair
Company: Emory University Office of Research Administration Business Operations
Title: Program Coordinator
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Ashley is a Program Coordinator at the Emory Office of Research Administration Business Operations. She obtained her B.S. in Biotechnology from KSU. Before joining Emory, she gained experience in the retail and restaurant industries.

Name:  Jenniffer Stetler, M.S.
WIB Position:  Program Co-Vice Chair
Company: Georgia State University
Title: Graduate Research Assistant
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Jenniffer is a doctoral student from Georgia State University working on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  Her aspirations are to become an academic professor and eventually branch out into an industry career. She has received two B.S. degrees in Animal Sciences and Biochemistry, as well as an M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Name:  Mengmeng Anne Fahrni, Ph.D.
WIB Position:  Sponsorship Chair
Company: Nova IP Solutions, LLC
Title: President and CEO
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Anne is founder of Nova IP solutions, LLC, a solo practitioner company that provides intellectual property (IP) services to technology companies. Anne obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Northwestern University and worked in R&D for start-up companies Tularik, Inc and Geron Corp in San Francisco Bay Area.  Anne then joined CDC for a year and obtained proteomics training at Cold Spring Harbor before switching to patent law.  Anne now has close to 15 years of experience in patent prosecution. Recently Anne co-founded Patent Agent Club and serves on the IP advisory board for GSU and GaTech.  Anne lives with her husband and three kids and finds the life of a working mom being the most rewarding and enriching experience in life thus far.  

Name:  Kristina Clark
WIB Position:  Sponsorship Vice Chair
Company: inKCetera, LLC
Title: Owner
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Kristina Clark received her B.S. in Genetics from the University of Georgia and her doctorate in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Emory University. She is an independent medical writer-editor, who specializes in infectious disease–related health topics, and owner of inKCetera, LLC.

Name:  Jenniffer Stetler, M.S.
WIB Position:  Young Women In Bio Chair
Company: Georgia State University
Title: Graduate Research Assistant
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Jenniffer is a doctoral student from Georgia State University working on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD).  Her aspirations are to become an academic professor and eventually branch out into an industry career. She has received two B.S. degrees in Animal Sciences and Biochemistry, as well as an M.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

WIB women
Name:  Sherry Adesina
WIB Position:  Membership Chair
Company: Emory University
Title: Ph. D. Candidate
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Sherry Adesina Bello is a Ph.D. Candidate in Emory University’s Molecular and Systems Pharmacology Program. She received her B.S. in biology from the University of Georgia and received further biomedical training at The National Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on antioxidant interventions in the development of pulmonary hypertension. Sherry is interested in pursuing global health policy with a focus on health disparities.

 

Name:  Han Di
WIB Position:  Membership Vice Chair
Company: Georgia State University
Title: Ph.D. Candidate
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Han Di is a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology and Virology. Her recent research focuses on viral transcriptome analysis and engineering therapeutic viral vectors. She received her B.S. in Biotechnology from China Pharmaceutical University. She also received training in cancer specific Gene-Virotherapy from Chinese Academy of Science, followed by training in anti-cancer drug screening from Chinese Academy of Medical Science. She is graduating this year and hopes to continue her career in clinical and translational research in infectious diseases.

WIB women
Name:  Laura Szymanski, Ph.D.
WIB Position:  MAPs Chair
Company: Georgia State University
Title: Post-doctoral Researcher
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Laura is a post-doctoral researcher in the Biology Department at Georgia State University studying the regulation of adipose tissue activity by the sympathetic nervous system. In 2008, she earned her Ph.D. in Integrative Biology at Lehigh University. During her doctoral studies, she engaged in international collaborative research and specialized in the interactions between energy balance and reproduction. She went on to hold post-doctoral research positions in Belgium and France. She speaks French fluently and is currently learning German.

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