Alisha Contractor is a patent technical specialist with extensive experience in chemical biology, developing small molecule probes for various biological applications. Alisha’s doctoral work in chemical biology involved designing, synthesizing, and characterizing novel fluorescent small molecule calcium sensors for imaging neuronal activity using multiphoton imaging.
Alisha’s postdoctoral work in medicinal chemistry focused on understanding structure-function relationships for novel tuberculosis small molecule drug candidates. She has experience analyzing and responding to office actions and examiner’s reports, compiling and submitting information disclosure statements both nationally and internationally, and preparing new patent applications.
Alisha has also worked globally with associates on PCT, regional, and national patent application filing and prosecution.