Joel is a patent associate specialising in the life sciences, with experience in the drafting and prosecution of patent applications.
He brings a strong background in research to the team, particularly in the area of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. During his undergraduate studies Joel undertook a year-long research placement at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, investigating the effects of a mutation that causes familial Parkinson’s disease.
He returned to Parkinson’s for his postgraduate research at the Oxford Parkinson’s Disease Centre at the University of Oxford, before continuing with his DPhil research which utilised neurons generated from induced pluripotent stem cells to investigate the role of a common susceptibility gene for the disease. His research has been published and presented at significant scientific conferences.
Joel joined Potter Clarkson in 2016 and works in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals team.