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Kendra V. Johnson

Technical Advisor

New York, NY


Kendra started as a Technical Advisor at Haley Guiliano in 2021. Before joining the firm, Kendra earned her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2014 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and her Ph.D. in Pathobiology and Mechanisms of Disease in 2021 from Columbia University. Kendra’s graduate research focused on dissecting novel regulatory pathways involved in the development of the retinal vasculature. During her graduate tenure, Kendra also held a fellowship with Columbia University Technology Ventures where she assessed technologies developed at Columbia and gained her interest in intellectual properties law.

Honors & Awards

    • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2017-2021)
    • Retina Research Foundation/ Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Award (2019)
    • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Grant (2014)

Memberships & Affiliations

    • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
    • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
    • Associated for Women in Science (AWIS)