As a Science Advisor, Jarred focuses his practice on patent prosecution in the life sciences sector and uses his technical expertise to guide and support his clients’ IP goals.

Prior to joining Womble Bond Dickinson, Jarred was an associate at a highly regarded IP search firm in its biotechnology and pharmaceutical group. He regularly assisted clients with patentability and freedom-to-operate searching and analysis. Jarred also worked at a large pharmaceutical company in its vaccine division, as a research scientist, where he was responsible for projects relating to eukaryotic expression systems, glycosylation modification, and new antigen discovery and characterization. Prior to his work in industry, Jarred was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he gained experience in CRISPR, microfluidics, and quantitative methods for studying organismal behavior. He brings his clients a diverse range of technical expertise in the areas of molecular biology, including CRISPR, vaccines, biologics, and microfluidics. 

Jarred received his Ph.D. in Genetics, Genomics, & Systems Biology from the University of Chicago where he studied the homeostatic regulation of sleep and lasting consequences of sleep loss during development. 

Thought Leadership

Research Publications

  • Sanders, J. et al (2018), Sleep during development is not essential for C. elegans survival, but poor quality sleep causes FoxO-dependent increases in sleep. BMC Neurosci 10.1186/s12868-018-0408-1.
  • Sanders, J. et al (2017), Distinct unfolded protein responses mitigate effects of non-lethal deprivation of C. elegans sleep in different tissues. BMC Biology 10.1186/s12915-017-0407-1.
  • Sanders, J. et al (2014), Homeostasis in C. elegans sleep is characterized by two behaviorally and genetically distinct mechanisms. (Cambridge) 10.7554/eLife.04380
  • Sanders, J & Biron, D. (2014), Male Mating Behaviour: The importance of waiting. eLife (Cambridge) 10.7554/eLife.03754
  • Sanders, J. et al (2013), The Caenorhabditis elegans interneuron ALA is (also) a high-threshold mechanosensor. BMC Neuroscience 14(1):156.
  • Sanders, J. et al, Functional divergence of a Tbx4 enhancer and the adaptive radiation of Anolis lizards.