Amanda E. Casale, PhD

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  • Yale University (PhD, Neuroscience)
  • Yale University (MAP, Neuroscience)
  • Yale University (MS, Neuroscience)
  • University of Arizona (BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, with honors)
  • University of Arizona (BA, Philosophy, with honors)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Amanda prepares and procures patents in a variety of Life Sciences technologies. Prior to joining Mintz Levin she conducted neuroscience research for more than a decade at leading institutes including the University of Arizona, University of Amsterdam, Yale University, and the Salk Institute. As a post-doctoral fellow at the Salk, Amanda developed electrophysiological, pharmacological, behavioral, and analytical methods to investigate genetically identified neuronal subtypes in the awake mouse. Amanda also pioneered the use of voltage-sensitive dye imaging to understand inhibitory interneuron axon and dendrite physiology, and has additional research experience in immunology, ophthalmology, molecular psychiatry, microscopy, and molecular and cellular biology.

Amanda’s research endeavors required her to use tools such as RNAi, molecular cloning, mRNA depletion, immunohistochemistry, and chronic and acute electrophysiology recording technologies.

Amanda is skilled in computer programming and computational modeling, and was a tutor and teaching assistant at Yale University, where she earned her PhD in the field of neuroscience.

Amanda was awarded grants from the National Institute of Health (NEI and NIMH), and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to fund her undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral research.

Recognitions & Awards

  • AAAS Science Fellow, Excellence in Science Program (2013 – 2016)
  • Pfizer Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine (2008 – 2009)
  • Distinction in Qualifying Exam, Yale University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (2008)