Emma joined J A Kemp in 2021 as a trainee patent attorney and is based in the firm’s London office.
Emma studied Biological Natural Sciences at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she was awarded a Beard Scholarship and the Anne Jemima Clough award in the first year of her degree. She specialised in Virology and Immunology in her final year, and continued her study of Immunology with an MSc at Imperial College London. Her MSc project used the technique of Imaging Mass Cytometry to investigate the immunological environment of the human Alzheimer’s Disease brain, and in particular the role of the resident immune cells known as microglia.
During her undergraduate degree, Emma undertook various summer projects, including outreach aimed at improving participation in science, particularly among those from underrepresented backgrounds. For example, Emma volunteered as a classroom assistant, and as a student demonstrator as part of Cambridge Hands on Science, where she demonstrated exciting experiments in schools and at public events across the UK. Emma is pleased that she can continue working to improve diversity and inclusion at J A Kemp, as a member of the firm’s diversity and inclusion implementation group.
At J A Kemp, Emma’s work encompasses a variety of biological subject matter. She particularly enjoys handling inventions related to immunology and virology, which allow her to apply her academic studies, and seeing how knowledge of these fields can be harnessed to deliver cell- or gene-based therapies.