Xiaoli Weng

Xiaoli Weng, PhD

Patent Law Clerk*

Dr. Xiaoli Weng supports our patent prosecution practice in the areas of medical devices, biotechnology, and life sciences. Dr. Weng's research experience includes biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, and fluorescence microscopy.

Dr. Weng received her PhD in Molecular Biophysics in 2017 from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a graduate student, her interdisciplinary research used single-molecule super-resolution fluorescence imaging techniques to characterize the spatial organization of RNA polymerase and other molecular components of transcription inside bacterial cells.

After graduating, Dr. Weng was a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where she studied bacterial chromosome architecture using fluorescence imaging techniques.

Before joining the firm, Dr. Weng was a Technology Transfer Fellow at the National Cancer Institute's Technology Transfer Center, where she worked on a number of invention development and marketing projects.

Dr. Weng has published her research in several peer-reviewed journals.


  • Ph.D., Molecular Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2017
  • M.A., Chemistry, Wesleyan University, 2010
  • B.A., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, 2009
  • *Not admitted to the practice of law
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

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