Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Driven and compassionate healthcare professional with more than 11 years hands-on experience in Molecular Diagnostics at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Accountable and responsible with a strong focus on Clinical safety and effectiveness as well as patient wellness.

Education and Training
Expected in Dec. 2010 Master of Healthcare Administration | Healthcare Administration University of Houston at Clear Lake, Houston , Texas GPA:
Expected in May 1998 Master of Management Studies | Marketing , , GPA:


Expected in May 1994 Master of Science | Biochemistry University of Poona, Pune, GPA:
Skill Highlights
  • Competent in Molecular Diagnostic techniques including NGS, fragment analysis, array CGH, CNV (MIP array), RTPCR, Sequencing, Nucleic acid extraction.
  • Lean champion
  • Strategic thinker
  • Team player
  • Financial planning and budgeting
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Validation of new assays
  • Conflict resolution
  • Staff training and development
  • Motivation techniques specialist
Professional Experience
04/2013 to 07/2017 Laboratory Supervisor Clean Harbors, Inc. | Rochester, NY,
  • Patel, K.P., Luthra, R., Jessica Claire, Chen, S.S.; Incorporation of Laser Capture Micro-dissection into clinical Molecular Testing Workflow.
  • Association for Molecular Pathology - Annual Meeting Abstracts, held on November 18-20, 2010.
  • Jessica Claire.Rajalakshmi Luthra; Reduction of Royalty Payments on Clinical Molecular Testing.
  • Celebrating Improvement, Office of Performance Improvement, MDACC; Oct.
  • 21 2014.
  • S.
  • Rodriguez, M.
  • Mohammad, R.
  • Claire.J.
  • Jorgensen; Molecular testing on unexpected AML/MDS.
  • Celebrating Improvement, Office of Performance Improvement, MDACC; 10/21/14.
  • Projects.
  • Harris County Hospital District - Healthcare for the Homeless- Space Reconfiguration and productivity project.
  • Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, MD Anderson Cancer Center - Process improvement in Genescan Station - Efficient usage of size standard in gene rearrangement studies leading to a cost saving of approximately $3000.00 per annum.
  • Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, MD Anderson Cancer Center - setting up of a send out bench to coordinate testing not performed at MDL and critical for patient care.
12/2010 to 05/2013 Sr. Medical Technologist Quest Diagnostics Incorporated | Wauwatosa, WI,
  • In addition to the responsibilities of a Medical Technologist- involved in training students, employees and fellows, manages customer service interactions with both internal and external customers, validation and evaluation of new methodologies and tests, troubleshooting and maintenance of laboratory equipment and enhancing productivity and laboratory functions.
  • Selected to compile data for calculating the royalty payments due on the tests billed to the patients and preparing the report.
  • Assisted Lab Manager in forecasting the budgetary requirements of the Laboratory for the fiscal year 2011-2012.
  • Selected for creating a consolidated inventory management system for the Lab to optimize the procurement and storage of consumables.
07/2006 to 11/2010 Medical Technologist Legacy Health System | Eugene, OR,
  • Responsible for performing required testing on patient samples through extraction of nucleic acids, amplification of area of interest and analyzing for relevant variations and generating prognostic and diagnostic information for the patient.
  • Selected as the Safety Officer for the laboratory for 2009 and 2010 and successfully passed the CAP inspection with no deficiencies.
  • Responsible for generating the monthly schedule for 34 Medical technologists while ensuring complete coverage of all stations and smooth functioning of the lab.
  • Initiated a process improvement in the extraction of DNA from tissue samples which has led to saving of approximately $100,000 on consumables till date and has achieved a reduction of 0.4 FTE.
11/2005 to 07/2006 Laboratory Assistant Aspirus | Stevens Point, WI,
12/2002 to 01/2005 Route Sales Representative Nilo Brands, Inc. | North Hollywood, CA,
Professional Affiliations
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - member since 2006 *Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)- member since 2007
Singh RR, Patel KP, Routbort MJ, Aldape K, Lu X, Manekia J, Claire R, ..., Luthra R. Clinical massively parallel next-generation sequencing analysis of 409 cancer-related genes for mutations and copy number variations in solid tumors. Br J Cancer. 2014 Nov 11;111(10):2014-23. Epub 2014 Oct 14. *Mehrotra M, Luthra R, Ravandi F, Sargent RL, Barkoh BA, Claire R, Mishra BM, Medeiros LJ, Patel KP. Identification of clinically important chromosomal aberrations in acute myeloid leukemia by array-based comparative genomic hybridization. Leuk Lymphoma. 2014 Nov;55(11):2538-48. *Earle, J.S.L., Luthra, R., Romans, A., Jessica Claire .and Hamilton, S.R.; Association of MicroRNA expression with Microsatellite instability status in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2010, 12:433-440. *Maru, D.M., Singh, R., Hannah, C. Albarracin, C.T., Li, Y.X., Jessica Claire. Luthra, R.; MicroRNA-196a is a potential marker of progression during Barrett's Metaplasia-Dysplasia-Invasive Adenocarcinoma sequence in Esophagus. American Journal of Pathology.2009; 174:1940-1948. Poster Presentation *Patel, K., Ravandi, F., Ma, D., Yao, H., Jessica Claire... Luthra, R.; Detection of Cytogenetic Abnormalities associated with outcome differences in Acute Myeloid Leukemia using Array-based comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) analysis. The sixth International Conference of Hematologic Malignancies 2010 held on October 13-16, 2010. *Padula, A., Patel, K.P., Jessica Claire, Luthra, R., Chen, S.S.; Pico Pure DNA Extraction: A simple and efficient method of DNA extraction from Formalin-fixed Paraffin Embedded Tissue for clinical diagnostic application. Association for Molecular Pathology - Annual Meeting Abstracts, held on November 18-20, 2010.
Additional Information
  • Awards Performance award for exceptional performance while demonstrating the institutional core values presented by the Chairman, Department of Hematopathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston in September 2008, 2013 and 2014 People's Choice Award and 2008 Lab Week Logo Contest Winner in the Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
automation, Cancer, customer service, DNA, forecasting, inspection, inventory management, laboratory equipment, Laser, Office, Oct, Pathology, patient care, Process improvement, procurement, protocols, Research, Safety, troubleshooting, validation, Workflow

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School Attended

  • University of Houston at Clear Lake
  • University of Poona

Job Titles Held:

  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Sr. Medical Technologist
  • Medical Technologist
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Route Sales Representative


  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Management Studies
  • Master of Science

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