Xi Connie Kang has a diverse practice in intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution of biotech and life sciences, leveraging her years of experience in biomedical research.
Before attending law school, Connie worked at the University of Virginia as a Research Associate. In this role, she studied signaling pathways of neurodevelopmental disorders in both animal models and induced neuronal cells.
Connie earned her Juris Doctor degree, with honors, from The George Washington University Law School, with a concertation in Intellectual Property Law. In law school, Connie served as an editor for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal for two years. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Pathology and bachelor’s degree in Medical Science from Peking University in Beijing, China. During her training as a graduate student, Connie’s research focused on studying the function of the tumor suppressor gene PTEN, especially PTEN’s roles in maintaining genomic integrity and stability.