Caitlin Schneider

Caitlin Schneider, PhD

Technology Specialist | Biotechnology
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  • BA, Neuroscience, Wellesley College
  • MSc, Biological Sciences, Smith College
  • PhD, Microbiology & Immunology, McGill University

Key Technologies

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental biology
  • Oncology
  • Infectious disease
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Microbiome
  • Autoimmunity

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

Not yet admitted to practice


  • Boston


Caitlin Schneider assists the Biotechnology Practice in US and foreign patent prosecution for clients including start-ups, multinational companies, and research institutions. Caitlin has extensive experience in immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, developmental biology, oncology, infectious disease, hematopoiesis, microbiome, and autoimmunity.

Caitlin’s legal experience includes assisting with legal research, reviewing briefs, and tracking appeals.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Caitlin was a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. Caitlin earned her PhD at McGill University studying the link between immune cell migration and T cell effector differentiation. She explored the role of immune cell migration in inflammasome activation and its impact on the host response to infection.


  • Canadian Society for Immunology


  • C. Harrison Fellowship (2020-2021)
  • Meetings d'Immunologie Montreal 'People's Choice' Oral Presentation Award (2020)
  • Samuel L. Lupovitch Fellowship (2019-2020)
  • Schnabel Memorial Graduate Award (2019-2020)
  • Wares Family Graduate Travel Award (2019)
  • Meetings d'Immunologie Montreal Abstract Award (2019)
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship (2019)
  • C. Harrison Fellowship (2019)
  • Graduate Research Day 1st Place Oral Presentation (2019)


Scientific Publications

Rogers, D., Aditi, S., Wang, H., van Beek, J.J.P., Rademaker, T.J., Artusa, P., Schneider, C., Shen, C., Wong, D.C., Lebel, M., Condotta, S.A., Richer, M.J., Martins, A.J., Tsang, J.S., Barreiro, L., Francois, P., Langlai, D., Melichar, H.J., Textor, J., Mandl, J.N. (2021) "Pre-existing chromatin accessibility and gene expression differences among naïve CD4+ T cells influence effector potential." Cell Reports 30;37(9).

Schnabl, J., Litz, M.P.H., Schneider, C., Penkoff-Lidbeck, N., Bashiruddin, S., Schwartz, M.S., Alligood, K., and Barresi, M.J. "Characterizing the diverse cells that associate with the developing commissures of the zebrafish forebrain." Developmental Neurobiology, doi: 10.1002/dneu.22801 (online ahead of print).

Schneider, C., Shen, C., Gopal, A.A., Douglas, T., Forestell, B., Kauffman, K.D., Rogers, D., Artusa, P., Zhang, Q., Jing, H., Freeman, A.F., Barber, D.L., King, I.L., Saleh, M., Wiseman, P.W., Su, H.C., Mandl, J.N. (2020) "Migration-induced cell shattering due to DOCK8-deficiency causes a type-2 biased helper T cell response." Nature Immunology 21:1528-1539.

Mandl, J.N., Schneider, C., Schneider, D.S., and Baker, M.L. (2018) “Going to bat(s) for studies of disease tolerance.” Frontiers in Immunology 9:2112.

Johnson K., Barragan J., Bashiruddin S., Smith C.J., Tyrrell C., Parsons M.J., Doris R., Kucenas S., Downes G.B., Velez C.M., Schneider C., Sakai C., Pathak N., Anderson K., Stein R., Devoto S.H., Mumm J.S., Barresi M.J. (2016) "Gfap-positive radial glial cells are an essential progenitor population for later-born neurons and glia in the zebrafish spinal cord." Glia 64(7):1170-1189


In her spare time, she enjoys drinking Old Fashioneds and amateur cat photography, often simultaneously.