Stephanie Willing

Technical Assistant

Stephanie joined Carpmaels & Ransford in 2020 as a Trainee Patent Attorney in the Life Sciences group. She graduated from UCL with first class honours in Biochemistry, followed by an MRes in Biochemical Research and a PhD in Molecular Microbiology from Imperial College London.

During her PhD Stephanie investigated the biogenesis and non-covalent cell wall anchoring of the surface layer proteins of the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile. Stephanie then conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, where she studied regulatory mechanisms of peptidoglycan biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus. She has presented her research at international conferences and her work has contributed to six peer-reviewed publications.

Prior to joining Carpmaels, Stephanie worked as an Analyst performing scientific, commercial and intellectual property due diligence for the Opportunity Assessment Group at LifeArc, a medical research charity.

Outside of the office, Stephanie is a keen runner and hiker. When not enjoying the outdoors, her hobbies include playing board games and learning Mandarin.


  • BSc Biochemistry (UCL)
  • MRes Biochemical Research (Imperial College London)
  • PhD Molecular Microbiology (Imperial College London)