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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Profile
Motivated, enthusiastic educator with five years of teaching experience in all levels of undergraduate chemical education and an Analytical Chemistry researcher in the fields of bio-electrochemistry, microfluidic optical-array biosensors and Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry based pharmaceutical screening. 
Education
Expected in Ph.D. | Chemistry : Expected May, 2017 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma GPA:
GPA 4.0
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Chemistry : November, 2010 University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, GPA:
Graduated with First Class Honors
Expected in | Professional Qualifications in Human Resources Management (PQHRM) : November, 2010 Institute of Personnel Management, Colombo 5, GPA:
Graduated with a merit pass
Fellowships and Awards
  • W. Richards Summer Fellowship, Electrochemical Society (ECS) 2016
  • O. C. Dermer Scholarship, OSU Chemistry Department  2016
  • Distinguished Graduate Fellow (DGF) Award, OSU Graduate College  2015-2017
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) Scholar Award, OSU Spears School of Business 2015
  • ECS Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry Division travel grant to attend 228th ECS meeting, Phoenix, AZ 2015
  • 1st place, Physical Sciences and Technology Division, 25th Annual OSU Research Symposium 2014
  • Henry P. Johnston Fellowship, OSU Chemistry Department   2014
  • Skinner Fellowship, OSU Chemistry Department  2012/2013
  • Distinction, Royal Australian Chemical Institute-Australian National Chemistry Quiz 2003
Research Experience
07/2012 to Current Graduate Research Assistant Norc At The University Of Chicago | Boulder City, NV,
  • Contributed to multiple projects related to pyrenyl multiwalled carbon nanotube electrode based catalytic systems, buckypaper biocathodes, Photocatalytic hydrogen generation in nanoconjugates, Voltage driven drug metabolite synthesis and screening, and optical microfluidic arrays for anti-cancer drug screening
  • Developed a business model for a start-up contract research organization conducting preclinical drug screening based on a electrochemical technology (patent pending-WO2016138477 A1) developed in Krishnan group.
  • Expertised in Potentiometric and Amperometric techniques; Impedance spectroscopy; Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM); Surface plasmon resonance imaging (SPRi); Mass Spectroscopy integrated Chromatographic techniques (LC-MS, GC-MS); Spectroscopic techniques (FTIR, UV-Vis, CD); Microscopic techniques (SEM, TEM, AFM) and particle analyzing (DLS)
  • Lab in-charge for chemical inventory management, safety monitoring and group website 
  • Mentored for 5 undergraduate researchers
  • Presenting research work in local, national and international meetings 
    04/2009 to 06/2009 Undergraduate Intern University Of Massachusetts Medical School | Boston, MA,
    • Validated and estimated the recovery percentages of various aflatoxins in various grain foods using the chromatographic method carried out by the Herbal Technology Division (HTD) of Industrial Technology Institute, which is the pioneered industrial quality assurance and research institute in Sri Lanka.
    04/2008 to 06/2008 Undergraduate Intern University Of Massachusetts Medical School | Mattapan, MA,
    • Worked as an intern in Quality Control, Research and Development Section of the factory and obtained an exposure to the production line and quality control system of softdrink and ice cream production process
    • Conducted Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) measurements in South Asia’s largest microbial water treatment plant located in the factory premises
    07/2008 to 07/2010 Undergraduate researcher on Chemical Education University Of Kelaniya | City, STATE, Conducted a student performance and perception analysis on undergraduate chemical education offered at University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
    Teaching Experience
    07/2012 to Current Graduate Teaching Assistant Oklahoma State University | Stillwater, Oklahoma,
    General Chemistry Labs (CHEM 1314/1515/1215/1225)
    • Teach 3 undergraduate labs (3 hours each) per week for a semester (30 students in each lab)
    • Lab session includes a 15-30 min pre-lab lecture (regarding safety; experimental setup; recording results and calculations) and continuous interaction with students by circulating during the lab session and 30 min post-lab discussion. Grade lab reports
    • Proctor for semester exams and grade exam papers
    Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (CHEM 2122) & Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis Laboratory (CHEM 4020)
    • Design lab protocols for Analytical techniques : Gravimetry, Titrimrtry, Spectroscopy (UV Vis, FTIR, Fluorescence, Atomic absorption), Liquid and gas Chromatography (HPLC, GC), Mass spectrometry (GCMS), Potentiometry
    • Prepare reagents and conduct trials for weekly experiments  
    • Deliver pre-lab short lectures on respective Analytical techniques and experimental protocols  
    • Mentor short term undergraduate research projects to train students on: developing research plans, conduct scientific experiments, data analysis, scientific reporting and presentation
    • Arrange field visits to OSU research facilities like Microscopy Center
    Official departmental paid tutor for all general chemistry courses ​
    11/2010 to 03/2012 Temporary Lecturer University of Kelaniya | Kelaniya, Sri Lanka,
    Advance Analytical chemistry laboratory/Advanced Organic chemistry laboratory
    • Taught 8-hour analytical and organic chemistry laboratory sessions for senior level-4 chemistry majors
    • Involved in designing new experiments, preparing chemicals and working-out trials prior to the lab sessions
    • Pre-lab lecture (30-45 min) on respective Analytical technique, experimental plan and expected outcome for real sample analysis in complex metrixes
    Basic Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
    • Worked as the laboratory in-charge for basic analytical chemistry undergraduate laboratory and led 12 fellow teaching assistants to assist 300 undergraduates in a semester
    Professional Affiliations
    • Chair - Oklahoma region student chapter, Electrochemical Society (ECS) 
    • Student member - The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), American Chemical Society (ACS), Electrochemical Society (ECS), OSU Student Alumni Organization      
    • Alumni – AIESEC* international

    *AIESEC is the world's largest youth-led network for creating positive impact through personal development and shared global experiences (http://aiesec.org)  

    Leadership and volunteer activities
    • Lab Demonstrator, OSU National Lab day (NLD) – STEM hands on lab sessions for high school students 2013 to present
    • Vice President, Chemistry Graduate Student Society (CGSS), OSU 2016 to presentJudge, 27th Annual OSU Research Symposium 2016 
    • Judge, OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015-2017
    • General Body Core Voting Member, Student Government Association, Multicultural Affairs Committee (SGA-MAC), OSU 2014/2015
    • Vice President, Sri Lankan Student Association (SLSA), OSU 2013/2014
    • Facilitator, AIESEC National Leadership Development Seminar 2009, Sri Lanka 2009
    • Vice President Talent Management, Colombo North Local Committee, University of Kelaniya, AIESEC in Sri Lanka 2008
    • Organizing Committee President, AIESEC National Conference 2007, Sri Lanka 2007
    Publications
    • Claire, C.; Gallman, M.; Krishnan, S., Single drop electroanalysis and interfacial interactions: Sensitivity versus limit of detection, Electroanalysis 2016, 28, 2791
    • Claire, C.; Al Mubarak, Z. H.; Zhang, B.; Akinwale, M.; Pathiranage, A.; Deng, J.; Berlin, K. D.; Benbrook, D. M.; Krishnan, S., Label-free real-time microarray imaging of cancer protein–protein interactions and their inhibition by small molecules., Analytical Chemistry 2016, 88 (6), 3130-3135
    • Claire C.; Nerimetla R.; Materer N.F; Schildkraut D.; Elman J.F.; Krishnan S.; A simple construction of electrochemical liver microsomal bioreactor for rapid drug metabolism and inhibition assays, Analytical Chemistry 2015, 87 (9), 4712-4718
    • Claire, C.; Means, N.; Materer, N. F.; Krishnan, S., Edge-to-edge interaction between carbon nanotube–pyrene complexes and electrodes for biosensing and electrocatalytic applications, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2015, 17 (6), 4025-4028
    • Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Tuning the electrocatalytic efficiency of heme-protein films by controlled immobilization on pyrene-functionalized nanostructure electrodes, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 2014, 161 (1), H47-H52
    • Nerimetla, R.; Claire, C.; Singh V.; Hartson, S.; Krishnan, S., Mechanistic Insights on the Voltage-drivenBiocatalysis of Cytochrome P450 Bactosomal Filmon a Self-assembled Monolayer ACS Catalysis 2017, 7, 3446-3453.
    • Prasad, K. S.; Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Enhanced electroactivity and substrate affinity of microperoxidase-11 attached to pyrene-linkers π–π stacked on carbon nanostructure electrodes, RSC Advances 2015, 5 (16), 11845-11849
    • Varghese, S.; Claire, C.; Wilkins, M.; Krishnan, S.; Kalkan, K., Surface-charge-enabled photolytic hydrogen generation in V2O5·H2O/Au nanoconjugates, MRS Advances 2016, FirstView, 1-6
    • Nerimetla, R.; Claire, C.; Ramanathan, R.; Krishnan, S., Correlating the electrochemical kinetics of myoglobin‐films to pH dependent meat color, Electroanalysis 2014, 26 (4), 675-678
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C., Electrocatalytic features of a heme protein attached to polymer-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles, Analytical Chemistry 2013, 85 (23), 11420-11426
    • Lalaoui, N.; Means, N.; Claire, C.; Le Goff, A.; Holzinger, M.; Krishnan, S.; Cosnier, S., Enzymatic versus electrocatalytic oxidation of NADH at carbon-nanotube electrodes modified with glucose dehydrogenase. Application to bucky-paper-based glucose enzymatic fuel cells. ChemElectroChem 2016, DOI: 10.1002/celc.201600545
    Conference Presentations

     Oral Presentations

    • Claire, C.; Gallman, M.; Krishnan, S., Single drop electroanalysis for low cost quality control testing ofoxidative pharmaceuticals, PITTCON Chicago, IL 2017
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Dharmaratne, A.; Means, N.; James, M.; Niroula, J.; Premaratne, G.; Singh, V.;Sudhakaraprasad, K., Carbon-pyrenyl nanostructures for biosensing and enzyme electrocatalysis, PITTCONChicago, IL 2017
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R.; Niroula, J.; Premaratne, G.; Singh, V., Magnetite nanoparticles forscalable enzyme-catalyzed reactions and electrochemical biosensing, PITTCON Chicago, IL 2017 
    • Claire, C.; Al Mubarak, Z. H.; Zhang, B.; Akinwale, M.; Pathiranage, A.; Deng, J.; Berlin, K. D.; Benbrook, Doris M.; Krishnan, S., Imaging of cancer protein-protein interactions and small molecule inhibitions by a surface plasmon resonance microarray, PITTCON Atlanta, GA 2016
    • Akinwale, M; Montealegre, R; Claire, C; Krishnan, S, Preparation and characterization of bucky paper electrodes for enzyme electrocatalysis, 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, CA 2016
    • Varghese, S.; Claire, C.; Wilkins, M.; Krishnan, S.; Kalkan, A. K., Surface-charge-enabled photolytic hydrogen generation in nanoconjugates, 251th ACS National Meeting and Exposition San Diego, CA 2014 
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R., Microsomal bioelectrodes modified with nanostructures for rapid drug metabolism and inhibition assays and cost-effective green synthesis, 229th ECS Meeting, San Diego, CA 2016
    • Claire, C.; Al Mubarak, Z. H.; Zhang, B.; Akinwale, M.; Pathiranage, A.; Deng, J.; Berlin, K. D.; Benbrook, D. M.; Krishnan, S., Label-free real-time imaging of cancer protein-protein interactions and small molecule inhibitions by a surface plasmon resonance microarray, 61st ACS Pentasectional Meeting, Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, OK 2016
    • Akinwale, M.; Montealegre R.; Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Carbon nanotube based bucky paper electrodes for enzyme electrocatalysis, 27th Annual OSU Research Symposium 2016
    • Krishnan, S.; Premaratne, G.; Sunday, T.; Matlock, R.; Claire, C., electron transport in magnetic nanomaterials for sensing and catalytic applications, 228th ECS Meeting Phoenix, AZ 2016
    • Claire, C.; Pathiranage, A; Nick, M.; Krishnan, S., Mediator-less direct electron transfer and oxygen reduction by bilirubin oxidase adsorbed on to a bucky paper electrode, 228th ECS Meeting Phoenix, AZ 2015
    • Claire, C.; Galleman, M.; Pathiranage, A; Krishnan, S., Single drop electrochemistry on a screen-printed electrode, 60th ACS Pentasectional Meeting, Kansas Technology Center, Pittsburg State University, KS 2015
    • Krishnan, S.; Premaratne, G.; Claire, C.; Matlock, R.; Nerimetla, R.; McKinnell M.; Sunday, T., Direct electrochemistry of magnetic nanoparticles and upon conjugation with redox proteins, PITTCON New Orleans, LA 2015
    • Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Electrochemical drug screening for targeted protein-protein interfaces in cancer, 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition Dallas, TX 2014
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C., Enhanced electrochemical features of a heme protein bound to magnetic nano particles, 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition Dallas, TX 2014
    • Nerimetla, R.; Claire, C.; Ramanathan, R.; Krishnan, S.; Electrochemistry of pH dependent meat color, 247th ACS National Meeting and Exposition Dallas, TX 2014
    • Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Electrocatalytic features of a heme protein attached to polymer functionalized magnetic nano-particles, 25th Annual OSU Research Symposium 2014
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R.; Schildkraut, D.; Elman, J.F., The role of lipid-membrane in the direct electrochemistry of human liver-microsomal films, 226th ECS meeting Cancun, Mexico 2014 
    • Krishnan, S.; Kariate, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R.; Premaratne, G.; Matlock, R., Electron transfer mechanisms in nanomaterials-incorporated metalloprotein-films on electrodes, 226th ECS Meeting Cancun, Mexico 2014
    • Krishnan, S.; Nerimetla, R.; Claire, C.; Ramanathan, R., Understanding the meat color attributes by direct electrochemistry of myoglobin films on electrodes, 226th ECS meeting Cancun, Mexico 2014
    • Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R.; Krishnan, S., Direct immobilization of a heme protein on nanostructures electrodes, 224th ECS San Francisco, CA 2013
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R., The decision makers of the electrochemical properties of immobilized human liver microsomes, 224th ECS San Francisco, CA 2013
    • Claire, C.; De Silva, R.C.L., Analysis of undergraduate chemistry scores and the study of correlation between G.C.E. Advance Level Z scores with undergraduate chemistry scores in the University of Kelaniya, 66th Annual meeting of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Colombo 2010    

    Poster Presentations

    • Claire, C.; Akinwale, M.; Pathiranage, A; Krishnan, S., Electrochemical drug screening strategy for carcinogenic protein – protein interactions, Stephenson Cancer Research Symposium Oklahoma City 2015
    • Niroula, J.; Al Mubarak, Z.; Claire, C.; Krishnan, S., Sandwich Immunoassay for Insulin Detection by a Surface Plasmon Microarray Imager, 60th ACS Pentasectional Meeting, Kansas Technology Center, Pittsburg State University 2015
    • Claire, C.; Nick, M., Investigation of electron transfer and catalytic features of pyrenyl nanostructures on different electrode surfaces, 25th Annual OSU Research Symposium 2014
    • Krishnan, S.; Claire, C.; Nerimetla, R., Electrochemical investigation of interfaces between different electrodes and immobilized human liver microsomes, PITTCON Philadelphia 2013

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    School Attended

    • Oklahoma State University
    • University of Kelaniya
    • Institute of Personnel Management

    Job Titles Held:

    • Graduate Research Assistant
    • Undergraduate Intern
    • Undergraduate Intern
    • Undergraduate researcher on Chemical Education

    Degrees

    • Ph.D.
    • Bachelor of Science

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