Gita Chimalakonda

Gita Chimalakonda, PhD

Associate | Biotechnology
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  • AB, Biochemistry, Mount Holyoke College
  • PhD, Molecular Biology, Princeton University
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law

Key Technologies

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Antibodies
  • Single Molecule Sequencing
  • Cell Therapies

Practice Groups

Admitted to Practice

  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts


  • New York


Gita Chimalakonda focuses her practice on US patent prosecution and counseling in the biotechnology space. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, genetics, and biochemistry.

Gita prepares and prosecutes patent applications for a variety of biopharmaceutical clients in a wide range of technologies such as vaccines, antibody and protein therapeutics, and gene editing. She also assists with landscape, patentability, and freedom-to-operate analyses.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Gita was a law graduate at an Am Law 50 law firm and prior to that, she was a patent agent at an Am Law 10 law firm. 

Gita’s doctoral work focused on understanding outer membrane biogenesis in Gram-negative bacteria using genetic and biochemical approaches.


Scientific Publications

  • Chimalakonda G, Ruiz N, Chng SS, Garner RA, Kahne D, Silhavy TJ (2011) Lipoprotein LptE is required for the assembly of LptD by the β-barrel assembly machine in the outer membrane of Escherichia coli. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108(6): 2492-7
  • Chng SS, Ruiz N, Chimalakonda G, Silhavy TJ, Kahne D (2010) Characterization of the two protein complex in Escherichia coli responsible for lipopolysaccharide assembly at the outer membrane. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(12): 5363-8
  • Investigating the role of the LptD/E complex in Escherichia coli Outer Membrane Biogenesis. Bacteria and Phages Conference, Madison, WI, 2009