Xiaowei holds a Ph.D. in experimental medicine from McGill University and a J.D. from Suffolk Law School. She also completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital . She then made a career change from science to intellectual property law. She was a patent analyst with IPSEN Bioscience, supporting intellectual property due diligence for acquisitions and licensing matters. Currently, she is working at WilmerHale, a law firm in the Boston area, where she focuses her practice on IP litigation, counseling, and patent prosecution. She is also a registered patent attorney before the U.S. patent office. Her daughter Raye lives with Angelman Syndrome.