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Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.

Associate Scholar

Dr. Hollowell is an innovative legal, scientific and technology analyst with a passion for emerging technologies and their associated applications.  Her practice as a patent attorney covers a wide range of services from early stage business strategy and protection through licensing and defense.  Dr. Hollowell is an accomplished scientist with broad-based training and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology.  She has worked on a wide range of technologies including: renewable energy systems; medical products and devices; acoustical systems; aerospace devices; health and beauty products; pediatric nutrition; pharmaceutical testing processes and sport-therapy equipment.

Dr. Hollowell is also an experienced communicator with demonstrated versatility in mediums including law review, legislative writings, scientific journals, television and Internet outlets. She is able to quickly assimilate complex theories and effectively share them with large and small groups regardless of their technical background.

Dr. Hollowell sat by appointment, for three consecutive years, on the Joint Subcommittee Studying Stem Cell Research and Medical Ethics for the Virginia General Assembly; was named one of “Virginia’s Rising Stars” by publisher Law & Politics; and was the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.