Pamela Johnson

Junior Technical Advisor

Professional Profile

With a background in bioengineering, chemical biology and engineering and biomedical engineering, Pamela Johnson is equipped to handle all technical aspects of intellectual property law.

Pamela previously served as a technical analyst intern for the firm in 2020. During that time, she assisted with prior art searches and office action responses, reviewed prior art for due diligence, and organized prior art for litigation cases.

Prior to joining Erise, Pamela spent almost four years as a graduate research assistant, focusing on using emulsion chemistry to control electrospun fiber morphology, topography, and drug release at the University of Kansas Biomaterials and Personalized Tissue Engineering Laboratory. She’s also served in leadership positions with Student Senate, Society for Biomaterials Student Chapter, Student Equity and Inclusion Workgroup, Women in STEMM Mentoring Program and the Biotech Startup School.

  • 2021, Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Kansas
  • 2020, Graduate Certificate, Chemical Biology, University of Kansas
  • 2017, B.S., Chemical Engineering, Material Science concentration with a minor in Biomedical Engineering, Bucknell University
  • 2021, Outstanding Research at the Doctoral Level Award, University of Kansas’ School of Engineering
  • 2020, Doctoral Student Research Fund Award, University of Kansas
  • 2020, Gilliam Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2020, Future Leaders Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2019, Distinguished Service to the University, University of Kansas
  • 2019, Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, University of Kansas
  • 2018, Pharmaceutical Aspects of Drug Delivery T32 Trainee, The National Institutes of Health
  • First-Author, “Surfactant Interactions and Solvent Phase Solubility Modulate Small Molecule Release from Emulsion Electrospun Fibers,” AIChE Journal, 2021
  • Author, “Tuning Emulsion Chemistry to Control Electrospun Fiber Morphology, Topography, and Drug Release,” Proquest Dissertations, 2021
  • First-Author, “Surfactant Location and Internal Phase Volume Fraction Dictate Emulsion Electrospun Fiber Morphology and Modulate Drug release and Cell Response,” Biomaterials Science, 2021
  • Co-Author, “Estrogen Signaling Impacts Temporomandibular Joint and Periodontal Disease Pathology,” Odontology, 2019
  • Speaker, “Tuning Fiber Diameter and Internal Fiber Porosity of Emulsion Electrospun Scaffolds via Solvent Properties and Relative Humidity,” World Biomaterials Congress, Glasgow, Scotland, 2020
  • Speaker, “Electrospun Fibers for Personalized Medicine and Tissue Engineering,” Chemical Abstract Services Future Leaders Meeting, 2020
  • Speaker, “Controlling Surfactant Location to Dictate Emulsion Electrospun Fiber Morphology and Surface Properties for Tissue Engineering Applications,” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division, San Francisco, 2020
  • Speaker, “Tuning Fiber Diameter and Internal Fiber Porosity of Emulsion Electrospun Scaffolds by Altering Solvent Properties,” Great Planes Biomaterials Day, Lawrence, Kansas, 2020
  • Speaker, “Tuning Internal Architecture of Emulsion Electrospun Scaffolds for Release of Estrogen Receptor Agonists,” Biomedical Science Symposium, Lawrence, Kansas, 2019
  • Speaker, “Tuning Hierarchal Pore Structure in Emulsion Electrospun Fibers for Estrogen Receptor Agonist Scaffolds for Estrogen Receptor Agonist Release,” Society For Biomaterials National Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2019
  • Speaker, “Tuning Hierarchal Structure of Emulsion Electrospun Fibrous Scaffolds for Estrogen Receptor Agonist Release,” University of Kansas Biomaterials Day, Lawrence, Kansas, 2019
  • Speaker, “Growing 3D Cartilage to Treat Osteoarthritis,” Capitol Graduate Research Summit, Topeka, Kansas, 2019
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Society for Biomaterials
  • Society of Women Engineers