Hayley V. White, Ph.D.

Dr. Hayley White is a Technical Specialist in the firm's Chicago office. Her practice includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of life sciences and biotechnology. Prior to joining the firm, Hayley earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience at Northwestern University. She has research experience in studying the biophysical properties of neuronal voltage-gated sodium channels and calcium channels, implementing a variety of biological techniques, including whole-cell voltage clamp recording of neurons and non-neuronal cell lines, acute dissociation of mammalian neurons, cell culture, molecular biology techniques, pharmacology, mouse breeding and genetics. 

Prior to joining the firm, Hayley worked in the technology transfer office of Northwestern University as a Practicum Intern. She was also the Communications Director for the Northwestern University Brain Awareness Outreach program, where she helped lead science outreach efforts for students of all ages, including those in underserved communities throughout Chicago.  


  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, Individual Predoctoral Fellowship
  • General Motor Control and Motor Disease T32 Training Program, Northwestern University
  • CNUP Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh


  • White HV, Brown ST, Bozza TC, and Raman IM. 2019. Effects of FGF14 and NaVβ4 deletion on transient and resurgent Na current in cerebellar Purkinje neurons. J Gen Physiol. 2019 Sep 26. doi: 10.1085
  • Wu M*, White HV*, Meriney SD, et al. 2018. New Cav2 calcium channel gating modifiers with agonist activity and therapeutic potential to treat neuromuscular disease. Neuropharmacology 131: 176-189.
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Northwestern University, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2020

University of Pittsburgh, B.S., Neuroscience, 2014