Overview

Kristin practices in the life sciences group.  She assists in drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications, performs freedom to operate and patentability analyses, and conducts due diligence reviews.

Kristin earned a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. David Sullivan. Her doctoral research focused on the characterization of a critical malaria protein biomarker to improve malaria diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. During her Ph.D., she worked as a Commercialization Academy Fellow for Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, where she performed market analyses, patent searches, general research, and freedom to operate analyses to aid in the commercialization of emerging Johns Hopkins’ technologies.

Kristin is an author of scientific articles in several journals including Malaria Journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, and EMBO Journal.

Education and Prior Experience

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Ph.D., Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Biology and Biotechnology, High Distinction 
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Hispanic Studies, High Distinction
  • Commercialization Academy Fellow, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures

Admissions, Memberships, and Acknowledgements

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2019
  • WPI Salisbury Prize for Excellence in Biology and Biotechnology and Humanities and Arts, 2014
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, 2013
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention, 2013