Erin is an Intellectual Property Patent Agent in the Firm’s Huntsville Office and is a Member of Maynard Nexsen’s Intellectual Property Practice. She assists attorneys in the IP practice by evaluating patentability, providing scientific guidance, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications.

Her technical skill set spans a broad range of fields in life sciences and engineering, including immunology, biomedical materials and devices, and molecular biology.

Erin received her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Bioengineering from Pennsylvania State University, and her Bachelors in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to becoming a registered patent agent, she pursued industrial post-doctoral work in the field of immunology. She has demonstrated success in pursuing a U.S. patent and co-authoring nine peer-reviewed research articles.


Speaking Engagements

"SPR for Aptamer-Based Molecular Interactions in Programmable Materials”. Labroots Webinar Series, September 2015, Virtual Webinar

“Surface Polymerization of Oligonucleotide Aptamers for the Enhanced Capture and Release of Target Cells”. Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting, April 2015, Charlotte, NC


Gaddes, E. R., Lee, D., Gydush, G., Wang, Y., and Dong, C.* “Regulation of Fibrin-Mediated Tumor Cell Adhesion to the Endothelium using Anti-Thrombin Aptamer”. Experimental Cell Research, 2015, 339, 417-426.

Gaddes, E. R., Gydush, G., Li, S., Chen, N., Dong, C., and Wang, Y.* “Aptamer-Based Polyvalent Ligands for Regulated Cell Attachment on the Hydrogel Surface”. Biomacromolecules 2015, 16, 1382-1389.

Li, S., Gaddes, E. R., Chen, N., and Wang, Y.* “Molecular Encryption and Reconfiguration for Remodeling of Dynamic Hydrogels”. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2015, 54, 5957-5961.

Ozdemir, T. †, Gaddes, E. †, Wang, Y., and Dong, C.* “Perspectives: Interplay between Melanoma Regulated Fibrin and Receptor Mediated Adhesion under Shear Flow”. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2015, 8, 86-95. † Co-first authors.

Richards, E., Li, S., Chen, N., Battig, M. R., and Wang, Y.* “Polymerization of Affinity Ligands on a Surface for Enhanced Ligand Display and Cell Binding”. Biomacromolecules 2014, 15, 4561-4569.


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