Jessica Claire
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Professional Overview

A passionate, qualified and results-driven Pharmacologist and Immunologist with invaluable experience gained within the science/chemistry industry. Holds a degree in Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics with extensive Quality Control, Testing and Analysis experience including 4.5+ years of laboratory and clinical research experience focusing on cardiovascular and respiratory disease model specific to asthma, COPD, acute lung injury and atherosclerosis in addition to cell culture, molecular biology and immunology expertise.

A resourceful team player that is organized and skilled in providing technical support while demonstrating distinct problem solving and analytical skills. Manages multiple projects and can work independently

Innovative, resourceful and adaptable; generates optimal results with a positive work ethic, energy and desire to continually build on success

Summary of Skills
  • Laboratory Management, Counseling, Critical Thinking, Goal Setting and Implementation, Multi-tasking, Leadership, Clinical Research, Pulmonary KOL Relationships, Grant Writing, Group Instruction, Instructional Methods, Journals, Learning Strategies, Lecturer, Problem Solving, Project Development, Publications, Research, Grant Revision, Team Building, Time Management, Scientific Writing, Public Speaking,
Ph.D: , Expected in 2016
LSU Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, LA
GPA: GPA: 3.72
GPA: 3.72
Bachelor of Science: Biology Chemistry, Expected in 2009
McNeese State University Lee University - Lake Charles Cleveland, LA TN
GPA: GPA: 3.81 GPA: 3.71
Biology Chemistry GPA: 3.81 GPA: 3.71
  • Cell culture: Primary cell isolation/ cell lines and culture including mouse peritoneal macrophages, lung fibroblast, lung smooth muscle cells, human and mouse CD4+ T cells, Jurkat cells, human aortic endothelial cells, human umbilical vein endothelial cells, human pulmonary vein endothelial cells, mouse embryonic fibroblasts, HT-29, HCT cells.
  • Murine model of the disease (respiratory and cardiovascular diseases): Different routes of administration of the drugs such as i.n i.v, i.t., i.p.
  • s.c.
  • Isolation and processing of the murine aorta, broncheoalveolar lavage preparation, serum preparation, organ fixation, tissue processing for RNA and protein analysis, cytospin and differential staining, organ processing and antibody staining for flow cytometry.
  • Human Sample Processing: Processing human samples for preparation of serum and analysis and isolation of immune cells using ficoll-paque and using them for in-vitro assays such as skewing and proliferation assays.
  • Molecular and bioanalytical techniques: SDS-PAGE, Silver staining, Coomassie Blue staining, Western Blot, ELISA, Transfection, Bradford assay, RNA isolation, Reverse transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR), Fluorescence labeling, Live-dead Staining, Immunohistochemistry, Immunofluoroscence, Multiplex assays, comet assay, Non-homologous End Joining Assays Protein Isolation and Purification from bacterial and yeast culture using High Perfomance Liquid Chromatography and affinity chromatography.
  • Grant writing practiced throughout the graduate school career; successfully rewarded with AHA predoctoral fellowship.
  • Manuscript preparation and Review Leadership/Teaching experience, LSU Health Sciences Center Successfully organized graduate school colloquium for LSUHSC-Department of Pharmacology by inviting a reputed speaker to the department and scheduling different events throughout the colloquium Successfully hosted LSUHSC-Graduate Research day for oral presentations.
  • Successfully mentored Sci-Fly High School and Undergraduate students organized by Southern Louisiana Chapter-Association for Women in Science Lectured LSUHSC-Nursing Student Pharmacology Research Support American Heart Association- GSA Winter 2014 Predoctoral Fellowship (07/01/14- 07/01/16) Award amount: $52000 Jessica Claire (Prinicipal Investigator) The goal is to study the role of DNA-PK in inflammation independent of DNA-damage repair in atherosclerosis.
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham 2nd annual Metabolomics workshop- Graduate student fellowship (06/02/14-06/05/14) Award amount: $1200.
Professional Experience
Graduate Research student, 08/2011 to Present
Beck's HybridsEl Paso, IL,
  • Research focused on identifying the role of DNA-dependent Protein Kinase in inflammatory diseases such as asthma, acute lung injury, COPD and atherosclerosis.
  • Team leader in asthma project understanding the immunology of asthma pathogenesis Team leader in clinical research, analyzing human specimens for immunological markers Active involvement in clinical trials and frequent interaction and consultation with pulmonary KOLs Clinical Research Coordinator (Level 1) certified.
Research Assistant, 03/2010 to 03/2011
VeyoMequon, WI,
  • Research on the site-specific mutagenesis of the residues of sCD14 responsible for LPS binding, signaling and activation of immune response and, Expression and Purification of sCD14 under the mentorship of Dr.
  • Nitin Jain.
  • Research on the expression and purification of chemokines for NMR studies under the mentorship of Dr.
  • Tim Sparer.
Research Student, 05/2009 to 12/2009
McNeese State University, STATE,
  • Research on the effect of diatom Navicula salinicola on the growth of coastal vegetation Spartina alterniflora under the mentorship of Dr.
  • Melba Horton.
Fellowships and Awards
Additional Information
  • ACHIEVEMENTS 2015: 'Best Poster Award' 3rd position, National Conference at Experimental Biology Meeting 2014: Fellowship from American Heart Association (worth $54000) 2013: Fellowship from University of Alabama at Birmingham Metabolomics workshop ($1500) Multiple national conference presentation presentations and publications within a short span of time (Attached)
chemistry, Clinical Research, clinical trials, interpersonal and communication, consultation, DNA, immunology, laboratory procedures, Leadership skills, Team leader, managing, medical terminology, mentoring, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, multi-tasking, NMR, organizational, pathogenesis, presentation skills, Prism, problem-solving, processes, public speaking, Research, scientific, Teaching, Technical writing
Papers and Lectures
Memberships and Affiliations
American Heart Association (AHA): Member *American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET): Member *American Thoracic Society (ATS): Member *American Association of Immunology (AAI): Member

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