Paula received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, under the mentorship of Dr. Elvin Kabat. Afterwards, Paula was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship and conducted two years of post-doctoral research with Hans-Georg Zachau at the University of Munich. She subsequently conducted post-doctoral research with Dr. Irving Weissman at Stanford University. Paula then worked with Syntex Corporation before beginning her career in the intellectual property arena in 1996. Paula joined Bozicevic, Field and Francis as a Patent Agent in 1999.
During her research science career, Paula published several scientific articles in journals such as Molecular Immunology, Nucleic Acids Research, The Journal of Immunology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, Gene, and The Journal of Biological Chemistry.
A representative sampling of issued patents that Paula has prosecuted includes:
• U.S. Patent No. 7,807,619 (“Compositions and methods for modification of biomolecules”);
• U.S. Patent No. 7,838,539 (“Nicotine receptor agonists in stem cell and progenitor cell recruitment”);
• U.S. Patent No. 7,951,367 (“Methods and compositions for reducing amyloid beta levels”);
• U.S. Patent No. 7,915,026 (“Host cells for production of isoprenoid compounds”);
• U.S. Patent No. 7,939,626 (“Chemoselective ligation”)