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Janel K. Ezzell, Ph.D.

Patent Specialist*

  • (T) 704.338.5322
  • (F) 704.805.4730

Dr. Janel K. (Suburu) Ezzell is a patent specialist supporting the Intellectual Property group focusing on patent-related matters including patent prosecution and technical advice. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Ezzell was an associate in an academic technology transfer office. Her experience in protecting and commercializing innovative technology crosses multiple disciplines in the fields of biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostic platforms, diagnostic imaging, small molecules, and software.

Dr. Ezzell co-authored nine peer-reviewed scientific publications and was awarded multiple technology development grants from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. Additionally, Dr. Ezzell was an awarded finalist in the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge, an international business competition supported by the Center for Advancing Innovation and National Institutes of Health, and formally recognized by the Obama Administration as facilitating the acceleration of high-growth entrepreneurship in our nation.



Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D., Cancer Biology

University of California, San Diego, B.S., Biochemistry and Cell Biology