Dr. Chien has a Ph.D. in molecular immunology. She is a licensed patent attorney with over 25 years of industry experience in intellectual property law and licensing. Following 18 years as lead intellectual property counsel for a large clinical research organization, Dr. Chien spent 4 years as lead legal counsel for a publically traded small pharmaceutical company. Dr. Chien has experience prosecuting and defending patents, clearing and registering trademarks, and negotiating high value technology transfer transactions. She has also spent time working at the National Institutes of Health, transferring technology between government and non-government entities. Dr. Chien received her BA from Mount Holyoke College, her Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and her JD from University of Denver.