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Monica Gerber

Monica Gerber, MD/PhD/JD


Dr. Gerber was Potentia Pharmaceutical’s General Counsel when she transferred to Apellis in May 2010 to become the new company’s General Counsel and Vice-President of Intellectual Property Dr. Gerber was a patent attorney at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, where she assisted clients in the life sciences field with their intellectual property needs ranging from intellectual property development and protection to licensing. Before joining Choate in 1999, Dr. Gerber was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University. Dr. Gerber received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco, where she studied the role of the CDC37 gene in the cell cycle, and received her M.D. from the same university. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Dr. Gerber also holds a part-time position as the Patent Counsel of the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.