We're excited to announce that we're welcoming Sophia Hsin-Jung Li to the Aurora family! Sophia joins us this month, starting her role as a Patent Strategy Fellow! Sophia is helping us blaze a new trail by creating our first ever patent strategy fellowship. She will actively be working in the areas of patent portfolio management, educational content development, and internal workflow improvements.
Molecular Biology Expertise. Sophia holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology from Princeton University, specializing in microbiology and biochemistry. Her thesis describes a novel translational control in E. coli under metabolic restrictions. She also published the first protocol for human mitochondrial ribosome profiling. She has a Bachelor of Science double-majoring in Chemical Engineering and Biology from MIT with an emphasis in cancer biology and biophysics. She did her postdoc training in Stem Cell Bioengineering at EPFL in Switzerland, where she developed a tissue-engineered mini-gut for studying host-microbe interactions.
Startup enabler. With her expertise in science and technology, she can understand the values of new findings at a deep level and effectively communicate the knowledge to audiences from other backgrounds. Sophia wants to use her technical skills to help startups become successful from the ground up.