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Jessica Claire
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Multidisciplinary background in biomolecular engineering, cell biology, and immunology. Knowledgeable in various scientific methods and techniques, assay development and research skills. Experience in real time PCR, RNA/DNA isolation, FACS, and high-content imaging techniques. Experienced in project management, proposal writing and presentation. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

  • Experiment design.
  • Proposal development.
  • Manuscript preparation.
  • Assay development and standardization.
  • QRT-PCR.
  • RNA/DNA isolation.
  • Flow Cytometry (FACS).
  • Operetta high-content imaging system.
  • Immunofluoresent Imaging.
  • Cell culture.
  • Cell transfection techniques.
  • Protein Detection and Quantification Assay (e.g.: ELISA).
  • High throughput liver stage malaria functional assays.
06/2021 to Current
Patent Examiner Natural Resources Defense Council Chicago, IL,

Reviewed and examined U.S. patent applications in Biotechnology area to ensure compliance with federal regulations and laws.

  • Drafted legal analysis reports for applicants during various stages of the patent application process.
  • Participated in negotiation meetings with patent applicants and attorneys to assess legal compliance of inventions.
  • Successfully managed large case docket, while consistently exceeding productivity requirements.
01/2012 to 06/2021
Staff Scientist Princeton University Faculty Princeton, NJ,
  • Research area: Liver stage biology of malaria.
  • Supervised a liver stage functional assay core lab to analyze antibody/sera samples generated by malaria vaccine candidates using molecular biology methods for NMRC/WRAIR investigators. These malaria vaccine candidates were generated using various platforms including mRNA, TMV, nanoparticles, and Ad5.
  • Extensive experience in real time PCR, DNA/RNA isolation techniques.
  • Developed a high throughput liver stage assay using Perkin Elmer Operetta high content imaging system.
  • Review and evaluate current scientific literature for new research methods to explore mechanisms of related biological processes.
  • Collaborated with scientists from various institutions to better understand research goals, experimentation plans and deadline dates for research.
  • Prepared reports on experimental data to present with fellow scientists and boost collective knowledge.
  • Prepared proposals for grant application and manuscripts for publication.
01/2009 to 12/2011
Postdoctoral Research Associate Dartmouth College Hanover, NH,
  • Development, optimization and qualification of malaria liver stage assays in vitro using molecular/biomolecular methods.
  • Identification of novel liver stage antigens for malaria vaccine development.
  • Presentations at regular group meetings, seminars and national meetings.
03/2006 to 12/2008
Research Associate Cook Children's Health Care System Abilene, TX,
  • Planned, modified and executed research techniques, procedures and tests.
  • Maintained accurate records of laboratory methods, research conducted and results obtained.
08/2001 to 05/2005
Research Assistant Ohio University City, STATE,
  • Research area: molecular mechanisms of inflammation.
  • Investigated leukocyte and cancer cell adhesion to endothelial cells in vitro.
  • Insolated a novel receptor for Mac-1(CD11b/CD18).
  • Using flow cytometry extensively to analyze expression profiles on leucocytes.
  • Studied nanoparticle targeted drug delivery system.
Education and Training
Expected in 2008 to to
Ph.D: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio University - Athens, OH
Dissertation: Direct Comparison of P-Selectin Glycoprotein Ligand-1 and Sialyl Lewis X Adhesion.
Expected in 2003 to to
M.S: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Ohio University - Athens, OH

Thesis: Preliminary Steps to Isolate a Novel Receptor for Mac-1.

Expected in 1995 to to
B.S: Chemical Engineering
Zhejiang University - Hangzhou,

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School Attended

  • Ohio University
  • Ohio University
  • Zhejiang University

Job Titles Held:

  • Patent Examiner
  • Staff Scientist
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Research Associate
  • Research Assistant


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