Sharon and her team are responsible for all aspects of IP work, other than litigation, relating to Teva's Specialty and NTE products. Sharon also has overall responsibility for the IP office in Israel. Sharon has been with Teva for 15 years, during which time she has built a team of IP professionals to provide guidance and support for Teva’s specialty products. Before joining Teva, Sharon was Manager of IP and licensing at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals. Sharon earned her B.A. in Biochemistry from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University and subsequently was appointed Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also registered to practice before the U.S. and Israeli Patent and Trademark Offices.