- University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (J.D., 2008); Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Associate Editor; Recipient of Prosser Prize in Food & Drug Law
- New York University School of Medicine (Ph.D., Molecular Pharmacology, 2005)
- New York University School of Medicine (M.S., Molecular Pharmacology, 2002)
- University of Maryland Baltimore County (B.S., Biological Sciences, Minor in Spanish, 1998), cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
Sandra Haberny is an associate in the Newport Beach office of Irell & Manella LLP, where she is a member of the firm's litigation practice group.
Dr. Haberny received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was an associate editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She earned her B.S. in Biological Sciences, cum laude, from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from New York University School of Medicine. Her doctoral research focused on neuroadaptations to food restriction, specifically involving modifications to neurotransmitter receptor signaling in the reward and motivational centers of the brain. While in graduate school, she was awarded an NIH Pre-doctoral Individual National Research Service Award, and published several papers in the fields of molecular neuroscience and pharmacology.
Dr. Haberny is fluent in Spanish.
- Gulbrandsen, C.E., Ademany, S., Haberny, S., Sheasby, J., "Patent Reform Should Not Leave Innovation Behind," 8 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 328 (2009).
- Haberny, S., Sheasby. J., "Recent Trends in Legislative Patent Reform," presented at the November, 2008 Conference for the National Association for College and University Attorneys.
- Pan, Y., Berman, Y., Haberny, S., Meller, E., Carr, K.D., "Synthesis, protein levels, activity, and phosphorylation state of tyrosine hydroxylase in mesoaccumbens and nigrostriatal dopamine pathways of chronically food-restricted rats," Brain Res. 1122(1):135-42 (2006).
- Haberny, S.L., Carr, K.D., "Comparison of basal and D-1 dopamine receptor agonist-stimulated neuropeptide gene expression in caudate-putamen and nucleus accumbens of ad libitum fed and food-restricted rats," Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 141(2):121-27 (2005).
- Haberny, S.L., Carr, K.D., "Food restriction increases NMDA receptor-mediated calcium-calmodulin kinase II and NMDA receptor/extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2-mediated cyclic AMP response element-binding protein phosphorylation in nucleus accumbens upon D-1 dopamine receptor stimulation in rats," Neuroscience 132(4):1035-43 (2005).
- Haberny, S.L., Berman, Y., Meller, E., Carr, K.D., "Chronic food restriction increases D-1 dopamine receptor agonist-induced phosphorylation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 and cyclic AMP response element-binding protein in caudate-putamen and nucleus accumbens," Neuroscience 125(1):289-98 (2004).
Bar & Court Admissions
- 2008, California
- 2008, United States District Court for the Central District of California
- 2009, United States Patent and Trademark Office