Kyra Burnett assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of neuroscience & neurobiology, fluorescent microscopy, microfluidics, and bioinstrumentation. 

Kyra received her PhD from Worcester Polytechnic University in Biomedical Engineering where her dissertation work used high-throughput and high-resolution functional imaging methods to identify mechanisms of variable neural excitability in C. elegans. Additionally, she developed a versatile hydrogel immobilization technique for living organism for long-term microscopy. 

Prior to joining Wolf, Kyra was a visiting research assistant at Lillie Labs in Woods Hole where she combined her hydrogel immobilization technique with light sheet systems to further understand information flow from sensory inputs to motor outputs in optogenetically–stimulated neural networks in C. elegans. In addition, Kyra was a visiting research assistant at IMP in Vienna, Austria. During this time, her work used microfluidic and whole brain imaging techniques to study how broadly neural variability occurred in neural networks.

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) 
  • National Academy of Inventors (Honorary Member)
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship Recipient
  • Alfred R. & Janet H. Potvin Award Recipient
  • NSF IGERT CIIF Grant (WPI). Burnett K., and Lagoy, R. A high-content and high-throughput drug screening method to identify modulators of neural activity in whole-organism. $15,000.
  • Graduate Representative for 2017 AAAS CASE Workshop 


  • Burnett, K., Edsinger, E., Albrecht, D. (2018). Rapid and gentle hydrogel encapsulation of living organisms enables longterm microscopy over multiple hours. Nature Communications Biology & Anniversary Collection.
  • Hydrogel Encapsulation of Living Organisms for Long-Term Microscopy. USPTO App. # 62/557,434 (2017).
  • Ramasubramanian, A., Chu-LaGraff, Q., Buma, T., Chico, K., Carnes, M., Burnett, K., Bradner, S., and Gordon S (2013). On the Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Forces In Early Cardiac S-looping. Developmental Dynamics.

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Kyra Burnett assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. She has extensive knowledge in the areas of neuroscience & neurobiology, fluorescent microscopy, microfluidics, and bioinstrumentation. 

Kyra received her PhD from Worcester Polytechnic University in Biomedical Engineering where her dissertation work used high-throughput and high-resolution functional imaging methods to identify mechanisms of variable neural excitability in C. elegans. Additionally, she developed a versatile hydrogel immobilization technique for living organism for long-term microscopy. 

Prior to joining Wolf, Kyra was a visiting research assistant at Lillie Labs in Woods Hole where she combined her hydrogel immobilization technique with light sheet systems to further understand information flow from sensory inputs to motor outputs in optogenetically–stimulated neural networks in C. elegans. In addition, Kyra was a visiting research assistant at IMP in Vienna, Austria. During this time, her work used microfluidic and whole brain imaging techniques to study how broadly neural variability occurred in neural networks.

  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) 
  • National Academy of Inventors (Honorary Member)
  • NSF IGERT Fellowship Recipient
  • Alfred R. & Janet H. Potvin Award Recipient
  • NSF IGERT CIIF Grant (WPI). Burnett K., and Lagoy, R. A high-content and high-throughput drug screening method to identify modulators of neural activity in whole-organism. $15,000.
  • Graduate Representative for 2017 AAAS CASE Workshop 
  • Burnett, K., Edsinger, E., Albrecht, D. (2018). Rapid and gentle hydrogel encapsulation of living organisms enables longterm microscopy over multiple hours. Nature Communications Biology & Anniversary Collection.
  • Hydrogel Encapsulation of Living Organisms for Long-Term Microscopy. USPTO App. # 62/557,434 (2017).
  • Ramasubramanian, A., Chu-LaGraff, Q., Buma, T., Chico, K., Carnes, M., Burnett, K., Bradner, S., and Gordon S (2013). On the Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Forces In Early Cardiac S-looping. Developmental Dynamics.