Shirley works with the Wyss and OTD teams to develop and manage the Wyss patent portfolio. Prior to joining Harvard, Shirley was a Patent Agent at Lando and Anastasi, LLP and Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC. Previously, she was a research scientist at Baxter Healthcare and held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. Shirley holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently a student at Suffolk University Law School.