Shakarr Wiggins Ph.D., Technology Specialist
Shakarr is a Technology Specialist at McAndrews with experience managing ongoing patent prosecution in the life sciences arena. Previously, Shakarr worked as a teaching assistant for Accelerating BioVenture Innovation, a training program for biomedical entrepreneurship, where she analyzed and evaluated business plans of patented unlicensed technology to be presented to life science investors.
Shakarr received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Weill Cornell Medicine (NYC). Her dissertation focused on the therapeutic use of soluble adenylyl cyclase inhibitors. She graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Wesleyan College. After her undergraduate studies, she completed research on blast-induced traumatic brain injuries at Virginia Tech, a part of the school’s post-baccalaureate program (VT-PREP).