Weihong Hsing (848), Ph.D., J.D. is a partner at the law firm Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Philadelphia, specializing in biotech and pharmaceutical patent related issues. She had also worked as a patent attorney at the law firms of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Reed Smith, and a patent manager at Johnson & Johnson. Dr. Hsing has been named a Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters every year since 2012 and repeatedly selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America®. Prior to switching to the patent law, Dr. Hsing worked as a research scientist at Princeton University and a biotech company and published research papers in leading scientific journals including Science and Nature. She is an active volunteer with the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association and served as an adjunct professor for an IP licensing course at Temple Law School. Dr. Hsing earned her J.D. cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law, Ph.D. in microbiology from University of Massachusetts, and B.S. in biology from the USTC. She also had four years of postdoctoral training in genetics/molecular biology at Princeton University.