Yujie (April) Zhou
April Zhou joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 as an associate in the corporate department. Prior to joining the firm, April obtained her master’s degree in Immunology and worked as a research associate at BioLegend, Inc. (San Diego) for three years, where she contributed to the development of a number of new cytokine products. April also worked as an undergraduate research scholar for a year at Center for Infection & Immunity, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where she performed research on the mechanism of T lymphocyte apoptosis through co-stimulatory molecules PD-1 and B7H1/B7H2, in addition to a summer internship as a research assistant at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Beijing), where she implemented protocols for the purification, characterization and late-phase molecular modification of human recombinant insulin.
During law school, April participated in Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (featuring iLab incubator, a collaborative program between Darden School of Business and School of Law at University of Virginia), where she worked directly with founders of two local start-up companies, advising them on entity choice and drafting founding documents for incorporation. In addition, April served on the Article Review Board for Virginia Journal of Law & Technology. April also interned in-house at Fannie Mae (DC) as a summer law clerk, where she worked on securities litigation, labor & employment arbitration, as well as general corporate matters.
- Co-Presenter, “What Entity Choice is Right for You?” iLab incubator kickoff meeting at Darden School of Business (February 24, 2017)