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Career Series: Dr. August Li, Patent Agent at Wilson Sonsini Law Firm moderated by Dr. Popular Pandy
May 23, 2024 - May 24, 2024

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.