Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Dedicated professional with 6 years of research experience with a special interest in protein biochemistry, plant molecular genetics, and cell biology. Highly motivated and curious about the intersection of discrete, protein-level interactions and their activities' that contribute to fundamental life process.

Work History
Graduate Staff Intern, 07/2021 to 05/2022
Merieux Nutrisciences CorporationColumbus, OH,
  • Increased opportunities for access and affordability of higher education by providing students and families with accurate financial information.
Research Assistant, 08/2019 to 07/2021
University Of South CarolinaColumbia Work County Richland College/Division School Of La, SC,
  • Project Goal: Analyzed and characterized functional regions and the impact of the novel, plant specific MACERATOR4 protein on the cytoskeletal element, microtubules.
  • Method Design: Produced biochemical assays at physiologically relevant concentrations with microtubules and microtubule effector proteins on a concentration curve.
  • Third place at the 2021 Annual NIH Symposia with poster titled, "A Biochemical Analysis of MACET4 Activity on Microtubules."
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 04/2018 to 05/2018
University Of South CarolinaSalkehatchie, SC,
  • Project Goal: Characterized metabolic flux of transgenic eicosapentaenoic acid through fatty acid biosynthesis pathway in plants, specifically quantifying and comparing flux through de novo lipid synthesis pathway and the Kennedy pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana.
  • Second place poster in the topic, "Molecular Structure, Functions, and Interactions: Gene and Protein Function"
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 01/2016 to 04/2017
Mohamen ElasriCity, STATE,
  • Project Goal: Defined roles of promoter regulators and growth phase regulators (nutrient sensing regulators) on capsule polysaccharide production in the human pathogen, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
  • Presented research poster at Mississippi Academy of Science (MAS) Annual Meeting, housed by Mississippi IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE)
Master of Science: Biological Sciences, Expected in 05/2022
Washington State University - Pullman, Washington,

GPA: 3.65

Emphasis in protein biochemistry and plant biology

Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Expected in 2019
The University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, Mississippi,

GPA: 3.58

Minor in Biology

  • ImageJ Software
  • Troubleshoot procedures and develop protocol
  • Ability to organize multiple projects, exercise good judgment, and maintain a high level of confidentiality for sensitive records
  • Maintain aseptic environment and manipulate dangerous pathogens in BSL2 safety environment
  • Independently manage generations of transgenic plants to produce homozygous lines
  • Protein expression in Escherichia coli, subsequent purification.
  • Oligosaccharide Work: DNA amplification via PCR, gel electrophoresis chromatography, plasmid extraction, cloning, RNA isolation
  • Protein Work: Recombinant bacterial expression, protein purification from crude brain extracts, fluorescent labeling of protein, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, and protein biochemistry
  • Total internal reflection Fluorescence Microscopy (TIRF-M)
  • Lipid extraction via transesterification reaction

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