Alicia M. Palladino is an associate in the Health Sciences Department and Intellectual Property Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Pittsburgh office. Dr. Palladino currently concentrates her work on patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence and licensing matters.
Dr. Palladino has extensive basic science research experience and her practice covers a broad range of life science areas such as genetics, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology and cell imaging. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut Health Center in biomedical science, where her research was focused on using genetics and molecular biological cell culture techniques to understand the complex cellular mechanism of alternative splicing.
After receiving her Ph.D., Dr. Palladino was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying nonsense mediated decay.
Before joining Pepper, Dr. Palladino was a member of the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in the Pharmacology and Chemical Biology Department. During her tenure at the University of Pittsburgh, she extensively studied the mechanisms surrounding neurodegeneration and mitochondrial disease as well as tested a wide range of compounds for the treatment of these devastating disorders. Dr. Palladino has received a number of patents covering some of the inventions that grew out of her intense research program.
Dr. Palladino has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and has presented her cutting-edge research at many national and international conferences.