Na Yeon Kim, PhD

Na Yeon Kim, PhD

Technology Specialist

Na Yeon Kim focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic, international and foreign patent applications for clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

Dr. Kim has extensive research experience. She joined WilmerHale in 2020 after serving as a postdoctoral research scientist at Stanford University’s Südhof Laboratory, where, under the supervision of Nobel Prize–winning researcher Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, she studied Alzheimer’s disease genetic risk factors. 

Dr. Kim also completed a postdoc at the Institute of Basic Science in Korea, where she studied optogenetic control of mRNA localization and translation in live cells. As a doctoral student at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, she researched the optogenetic control of biological dynamics in live cells and patented a method of protein tagging. 

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  • Education

    • PhD, Biological Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2018

      Outstanding Dissertation Award
    • BS, Biological Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, 2012

  • Languages

    • Korean