Todd C. Deveau, Ph.D.

Patent Agent



Vanderbilt University, B.S., Neuroscience, 2005

Emory University, Ph.D., Neuroscience, 2015.

Thesis: “Enhancements of Cellular Therapy for Ischemic Stroke”

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Todd C. Deveau serves as a Patent Agent in the areas of biotechnology and chemistry. Todd, also known as TC, drafts patent applications and prosecutes US and international applications.

Prior to pursuing a career in law, TC gained extensive technical expertise through his undergraduate studies and graduate studies in the fields of biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, virology, molecular genetics, neuroscience, neurochemistry, neurobiology, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology.

TC received his Bachelor of Science in the field of Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University in 2005. As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt, he was interested in novel therapies for central nervous system (CNS) disorders and injury. He gained technical experience in the field of pharmacology as an undergrad researcher synthesizing novel allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluR’s) and validated hits from high-throughput screens.

Following undergrad, TC worked for the Emory University School of Medicine for four years as a research technician and received extensive technical experience in the fields of psychiatry and human genetics. TC was involved in research examining the potential relationship and association between genetics, environmental factors, and psychiatric illness. He carried out medium-throughput genetic screens to look for single base-pair changes in genes associated with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and the response of the central nervous system to stress and environmental stressors. He also presented his research at major international research conferences in the United States and Europe.

TC earned his Ph.D. in the field of Neuroscience from Emory University in 2015. His thesis work focused enhancements of cellular therapy for ischemic stroke. As an American Heart Association pre-doctoral fellow, TC worked on in vitro modifications and enhancements to stem cell-derived neurons to improve their efficacy after transplantation in the brain after ischemic stroke. He was a graduate teaching assistant for the University’s undergraduate neurobiology course, mentored numerous undergraduate research assistants, and mentored junior graduate students. He also gave numerous talks on his research at Emory, presented his research yearly at major international research conferences in the United States and Canada, and has authored and co-authored numerous publications in high-impact and top-tier journals.

Finally, TC is also an accomplished musician and photographer. He plays guitar and has played in several bands throughout high school and college, with shows in the Atlanta and Nashville areas. On the photography side, he has photographed events, engagements, and weddings in the Atlanta area but now focuses on high-resolution landscape and travel photography.


TC is registered to practice in front of the US Patent and Trademark Office


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (aka AAAS; 2011-present)
  • American Heart Association (aka AHA; 2013-2014)
  • International Neuroethics Society (2011-2013)
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research (aka ISSCR; 2014-2015)
  • Society for Neuroscience (aka SfN; 2011-2015)


  • 2015 Crawford W. Long Excellence in Research Award, Emory University Department of Anesthesia
  • 1st Place, Art in Science – 2014 Emory University DSAC Symposium
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Pre-doctoral Fellow (period of support 12/31/13-7/31/15)
  • NIH T32 trainee: Emory University Neuroscience Institutional Training Grant (period of support 9/01/10-8/31/2011)
  • 1st Place, Visual Arts - 2011 Emory University Arts Showcase
  • Winner, Scientific Merit - 2011 Emory University Arts in Science Competition
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (2000 to present)