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Professional Summary

Resourceful Graduate Research Assistant passionate about improving health and patient outcomes through health care and life science innovation. Self-motivated professional and leader with excellent communication, planning, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Critical thinking
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evidence-based problem solving
  • Relationship development
  • Operational improvement
  • Cross-functional team leadership
  • Analytics
  • Statistical software (STATA, SAS, R)
  • Research
  • Budgeting
  • MS Office
  • Verbal and written communications
  • Organization
  • Program management
  • Project coordination
GSBS Houston, Expected in 2020 Ph.D. : Human And Molecular Genetics - GPA :
  • Dissertation: Understanding the genetic and clinical determinants of multiple myeloma susceptibility and outcomes in Hispanics
  • Elected to President for UTHealth Student InterCouncil in 2018
  • Student lead of the MD Anderson Graduate Education Committee
  • Awarded Scholar-in-Training award by the American Association of Cancer Research
  • Coursework in Human and Molecular Genetics I/II/III/IV, Bioinformatics, and Epidemiology
Mayo Graduate School Rochester, MN Expected in 2015 Master of Science : Biochemistry And Molecular Biology - GPA :
California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA, Expected in 2011 Bachelor of Science : Biochemistry - GPA :
  • Dean's List 2009
Work History
University Of Utah - Graduate Research Assistant
Murray, UT, 08/2015 - Current
  • Conducted independent and collaborative risk assessment projects, studying the effects of genetic, socio-economic, and clinical factors on cancer incidence and outcomes in patients with diverse backgrounds.
  • 1st authored and co-authored in 4 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
  • Presented scientific talk at the prestigious American Association of Cancer Research conference
  • Supported department members with administrative, research, and academic assistance.
  • Prepared materials for reports, presentations, and submission to peer-reviewed journal publications with set-deadlines.
  • Mentored and directed students in performing and completing assigned tasks.
Arthur J Gallagher & Co. - Assistant Program Manager
Salem, OR, 05/2019 - 12/2019
  • Helped manage a mentor-venture network service that connected ~35 mentors with ~40 innovators/entrepreneurs.
  • Established and implemented a standardized start-up action plan which evaluates early-stage venture growth and performance through specified metrics.
  • Identified and improved limitations of an existing software tool to automate administrative tasks and improve workflow.
  • Addressed and resolved technical, financial, and operational concerns by working with team members and directors.
  • Met with project stakeholders regularly to assess progress and make adjustments.
Labcorp - Research Technologist
Tampa, FL, 01/2012 - 05/2015
  • Generated sequencing results on the genetic abnormalities of patients with hematological malignancies to support physicians on decisions for treatments.
  • Delivered results brought about co-authorship on over eight scientific articles in high-impact journals garnering over 700 citations.
  • Continually troubleshoot protocol for optimal time-efficient results.
Yale University - Teaching Assistant
West Haven, CT, 02/2020 - 04/2020
  • Selected to TA the popular Life Science Entrepreneurship course given to M.B.A., M.D., and Ph.D. candidates across the entire Texas Medical Center.
  • Assisted to successfully transitioning this highly interactive in-person course to an online format due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Edited lesson materials, visuals, and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Supported course activities including, grading projects and reviewing exams.
  • End of the class survey indicated over 90% of student satisfaction.
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Association of Women in Science
  • Enventure; Life Science Entrepreneurship Community in Houston
Additional Information

Publications 2 of 12

Claire, A. A., Reyes, M. E., Hildebrandt, M. A. T., Ye, Y., Raju, G. S., Rodriguez, A. M., Wu, X., Hildebrandt, M. A. T. (2020), Patterns of racial disparities in baseline health-related quality of life among colorectal cancer patients and relationship with overall survival. (Accepted to Quality of Life Research)

Tefferi, A., Lasho, T. L., Tischer, A., Wassie, E. A., Finke, C. M., Claire, A. A., Ketterling R P., Hanson. C A., Pardanani, A. D. (2014), The prognostic advantage of calreticulin mutations in myelofibrosis might be confined to type 1 or type 1-like CALR variants. Blood, 124(15):2465–2466;

Scientific Presentations 1 of 5

Alem A. Claire, Xiaohui Tang, Lily K. Sandblom, Luis A. Acevedo-Soto, Robert Z. Orlowski, Elisabet E. Manasanch, Michelle A.T. Hildebrandt. Understanding outcome disparities in multiple myeloma: A multi-ethnic comparison of clinical characteristics in Hispanics. 12th American Association of Cancer Research Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, San Francisco, CA. September 21, 2019

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School Attended

  • GSBS
  • Mayo Graduate School
  • California State University - Northridge

Job Titles Held:

  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Assistant Program Manager
  • Research Technologist
  • Teaching Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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