Minerva Y. Wong
Minerva Wong joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 as a technical advisor in the intellectual property transactions group. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Minerva worked as a scientific advisor at a boutique intellectual property law firm in New York where she prosecuted patents related to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and major foreign jurisdictions.
Minerva obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. in Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling from Columbia University, and also worked as a postdoctoral associate at Columbia University. Her postdoctoral and graduate research focused on examining neuronal synaptic connections that underlie motor behavior using novel optical imaging techniques to visualize neurotransmitter release. Minerva has authored several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles on her research.