8110 Gatehouse Road
Suite 100 East
Falls Church, VA 22042-1248 USA

Telephone: +1-703-205-8000

Constance J. McElrath, Ph.D.

Technical Advisor

Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP
Suite 100 East
8110 Gatehouse Road
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: +1-703-205-8000
Facsimile: +1-703-205-8050
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Connie McElrath, Ph.D. joined BSKB in 2018 as a Technical Advisor where she supports patent prosecution in the areas biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and therapeutic antibodies.  Her graduate work focused on interferon signaling at mucosal barrier surfaces.  Dr. McElrath received her B.S. in biochemistry from Stockton University, her M.S. in molecular biology from Montclair State University, and her Ph. D. in Biomedical Health Sciences-Immunity, Infection, and Inflammation from Rutgers University.



  • Vanessa Espinosa, Orchi Dutta, Constance McElrath, Peicheng Du, Yun-Juan Chag, Bryan Cicciarelli, Amy Pitler, Ian Whitehead, Joshua J. Obar, Joan Durbin, Sergei Kotenko, Amariliz Rivera, “Type III interferon is a critical regulator of innate antifungal immunity.” Science Immunology, 2017 Oct 6;2(16)
  • Lin JD, Feng N, Sen A, Balan M, Tseng HC, McElrath C, Smirnov SV, Peng J, Yasukawa LL, Durbin RK, Durbin JE, Greenberg HB, Kotenko SV, “Distinct Roles of Type I and Type III Interferons in Intestinal Immunity to Homologous and Heterologous Rotavirus Infections.” PLoS Pathogens, 2016 Apr 29;12(4)


Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker: “Critical role of IFNs in gastro-intestinal injury repair”, October 28, 2018