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Dariela Almeda, Ph.D.

Technology Specialist, Patent Agent

Austin, TX
512-226-8115
[email protected]
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Background

Dariela Almeda is a Technology Specialist, Patent Agent in the Austin office of Fish & Richardson. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Almeda acquired law firm experience in patent prosecution, with an emphasis in the areas of life sciences and medical devices. Dr. Almeda earned her Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Harvard University, where she developed and optimized liposomal drug delivery vehicles targeting tissues of interest. Dr. Almeda also has previous experience as a scientist at a pharmaceutical startup and as a product design intern at a medical device manufacturer. Dr. Almeda’s areas of technical expertise include nanoparticles, medical devices, tissue engineering, drug delivery, cell therapies, and biotechnology.

Education

Harvard University 2014
Engineering Sciences, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering concentration


Harvard University 2010
Engineering Sciences, S.M.
Biomedical Engineering concentration


The University of Texas at Austin 2008
Biomedical Engineering, B.S.

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2016

Other Distinctions

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Almeda D , Wang B, Auguste DT. Minimizing antibody surface density on liposomes while sustaining cytokine-activated EC targeting. Biomaterials 2015; 41: 37-44.

You J, Rafat M, Almeda D , Maldonado N, Nabzdyk CS, Chun M, LoGerfo FW, Hutchinson JW, Pradhan-Nabzdyk L, Auguste DT. pH-responsive scaffolds generate a pro-healing response. Biomaterials 2015; 57: 22-32.

Gunawan R, Almeda D , Auguste DT. Complementary targeting of liposome to IL-1α and TNF-α activated endothelial cells via the transient expression of VCAM1 and E-selectin. Biomaterials 2011; 32: 9848-9858.

You J, Almeda D , Ye GJC, Auguste DT. Bioresponsive matrices in drug delivery. Journal of Biological Engineering 2010; 4:15.