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Stephanie L. Elmer, Ph.D.

Stephanie L. Elmer, Ph.D.

Stephanie L. Elmer, Ph.D, is a counsel in Sterne Kessler's Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group.  She assists in the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications.  Stephanie also provides support in the research and preparation of invalidity, noninfringement freedom-to-operate, and patentability opinions.  Her technical experience includes inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, polymer chemistry, material science, bioprinted materials, stem cells, and agrochemicals. 

Stephanie received her B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with distinction. She also earned her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her graduate work focused on the design, synthesis and characterization of cross-linked templated dendrimers, which were used as hosts to study binding selectivity with saccharides, nucleosides and porphyrins.

Technical Publications

  • Elmer, S.L., Lemcoff, N.G., Zimmerman, S.C. Macromolecules 2007, 8114-8118.
  • Mertz, E., Elmer, S. L., Balija, A. M., Zimmerman, S. C.Tetrahedron 2004, 60, 11191-11204.
  • Elmer, S. L., Zimmerman, S. C. J. Org. Chem. 2004, 69, 7363-7366.
  • Lemcoff, N. G., Spurlin, T. A., Gewirth, A. A., Zimmerman, S. C., Beil, J. B., Elmer, S. L., Vandeveer, H. G. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11420-11421.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Wisconsin-Madison
with distinction


District of Columbia
United States Patent & Trademark Office