Miao Yu, Ph.D.

Technical Specialist

265 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110

Miao Yu is a Technical Specialist in the Intellectual Property/Information Technology group. Dr. Yu focuses her practice on patent preparation and prosecution in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Her technical areas of expertise include biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and chemical biology. She has also assisted in IP due diligence, freedom-to-operate, patentability, and IP landscape analysis.

Dr. Yu received her Ph.D. in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her dissertation focused on the use of chemical biology as a tool to study the structure and mechanism of the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) receptor. She has published her work in leading peer-reviewed journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 2019
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 2013
  • B.S., University of Toronto, Biochemistry, High Distinction, 2009