Jessica Claire
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Career Objective

A research and development position which utilizes my skills in synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry as well as array development techniques in a insert company.


Synthesis, purification and characterization of organic and inorganic compounds

Assay design and chemosensor array development

Molecular mechanics calculations (MacroModel)

Peptide synthesis and characterization

Spectroscopic techniques (Fluorescence, UV-Vis, IR), electrochemistry

Postdoctoral Fellow: , Expected in 2008
University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

Advisor: Professor Eric Anslyn

Research Focus: (1) Development of chemosensor arrays for saccharides, peptides and explosive compounds and (2) In Collaboration with Beacon Sciences: Development of chemiluminescence-based assays use in environmental testing, life science research and clinical diagnostics.

Ph.D.: Inorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry, Expected in 2005
University of California, Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

Advisors: Professors Kendall Houk and Mahdi Abu-Omar

Dissertation Title: High valent corrole complexes of manganese and chromium, design and progress towards the synthesis of a water-soluble hemicarcerand, and pyridine-based cavitands for acid and carboxylate recognition

Bachelor of Arts: Chemistry, Expected in 1998
Rice University - Houston, TX
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 07/2009 - Current
American Chemical Society Las Cruces, NM,

Development of calixarene-based sensors for anions

Development of small molecules which act as diagnostic and therapeutic agents for various diseases

General Chemistry, Introductory Chemistry, Organic Chemistry (lecture and lab modules)

Serve as Undergraduate Research Committee Chair, Campus Research Symposium Organizer, Science and Multi-Cultural Club Co-Advisors,

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, 07/2008 - 04/2009
American Chemical Society Lewisburg, PA,

Taught general Chemistry, introductory chemistry, analytical chemistry(lecture and lab modules) and instrumental analysis

Postdoctoral Fellow, 09/2005 - 05/2008
Hampton University Hampton, VA,

Designed and synthesized boronic-acid based peptidic receptors for the identification and discrimination of sugars and alternative sweeteners

Designed and synthesized metallated peptidic receptors for the identification and discrimination of peptides and phosphorylated peptides

Designed and synthesized cyclodextrin-based receptors for the discrimination of nitroaromatic-based explosive compounds.

Developed chemiluminescence-based assays for use in detection kits for applications ranging from the environment to personal care.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, 07/1999 - 08/2005
Cook Children's Health Care System Austin, TX,

Synthesized high valent manganese and chromium corroles for use as nitrogen transfer agents in organic reactions such as aziridinations

Characterized corroles with a full suite of spectroscopic techniques (UV-Vis, NMR, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR)) and Cyclic Voltammetry

Designed and made progress towards the synthesis of a pyridine-based water-soluble hemicarcerand for use as a drug-delivery agent.

Synthesized pyridine-based cavitands for use as acid and anion receptors.

served as teaching assistant for general Chemistry, organic chemistry (lab and lecture modules), advanced inorganic chemistry

Research Assistant, 08/1998 - 06/1999
Penn State University University Park, PA,

Performed analytical tests on narcotics and toxicology samples.

Undergraduate Research Assistant, 04/1998 - 05/1999
Rice University City, STATE,

performed the synthesis, isolation and dehydrogenation studies of various fullerene hydrides such as, C60H2, C60H4, C60H18 and C60H36.


Penn State Worthington Scranton, Greater Scranton Penn State Chapter Faculty Research Grant, 2011-2012

Penn State Worthington Scranton, Dr. & Mrs. Richard J. Matthews Research Grant, 2011-2012

HHMI Preparing Future Faculty Training Grant Area of Concentration: Undergraduate Mentorship, Summer 2003

NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant, Summers 1997 and 1998

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