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  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Neuroscience, 2011
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, Economics, 2000

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  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Kayla L. Metzger, Ph.D.

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Patent Agent
  • T: 215.979.3816
    F: 215.599.2965

Dr. Metzgerā€™s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent preparation, prosecution, and due diligence evaluations in all areas of life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. 

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Metzger was the Chief Scientific Officer and patent agent at Expanse Bioinformatics, Inc., a start-up company that designed methods of utilizing genomic data for personalized medicine and consumer products. Dr. Metzger earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her doctoral research concentrated on the development of cellular and behavioral contributors to an animal model of psychiatric disorders. During her graduate studies, she also gained familiarity with the operations of technology transfer in a large research university setting.  Her work has been presented at national and international meetings and published in high-impact peer reviewed journals.