Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated postdoctoral researcher conducts research on the development of novel nanomaterials in particular carbon dots and participates in their purification, separation, characterization and wide applications that demonstrate experience with complex data analyses and high-performance chemical experiments. Documented publication record in all peer-reviewed literatures. Recent PhD in chemistry with effective verbal and written communication skills to deliver excellent presentations and prepare written reports.

Ph.D.: Chemistry, Expected in 05/2019
University Of Miami - Miami, FL, USA,
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry, Expected in 07/2014
Shaanxi University Of Science And Technology - Xi'an, Shaanxi, China,

American Chemical Society


    2016 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami

    2017 Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami

    2017 Teaching Assistant Evaluation Committee Member, Department of Chemistry, University of Miami

    2017 Sam and Clara Schreiber Chemistry Summer Research Award

    2019 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Candidate, University of Miami

    2020 Best Presentation Award, Global Virtual Summit on Advances in Materials, Physics and Chemistry Science

  • Technical Writing
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Research and analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Experimental design
  • Lab operations
  • Teaching proficiency
  • Project management
  • Grant writing
  • Written and oral communication
  • Proficient in synthesis and purification of nanomaterials
  • Proficient in covalent conjugation between small active reagents or macromolecular biomaterials, and nanomaterials.
  • Expert in many types of chromatography including column chromatography (CC), thin-layer chromatography (TLC), ion-exchange chromatography, size-exclusion chromatography (SEC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
  • Proficient in diverse spectroscopic and microscopic techniques including UV/vis absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), mass spectrometry (MS), NMR, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and zeta potential.
  • Cell culture
  • Zebrafish experiment (intravascular injection)
  • Expert in confocal laser scanning microscopy
  • Security and 3D printing
  • Photocatalysis
  • Thermoelectricity
  • Hybrid rocket fuel
  • Experience of drug development, mouse experiment, culturing fungi and bacteria, natural product extraction and identification
Work History
Postdoctoral Associate, 05/2019 - Current
Duke University Cary, NC,
  • Leveraged interpersonal and communication skills to mentor PhD, graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Maintained accurate records of research findings and provided statistical analysis of data results.
  • Contributed to and actively participated in research conception, design and execution to address defined problems.
  • Created and executed scenarios for analysis projects and interpreted results to address relevant questions.
  • Review manuscripts for different highly-prestigious journals.
  • Conducted independent research such as design of versatile drug nanocarriers via direct conjugation of different carbon dot species.
  • Attended conferences, lectures and industry events to further knowledge of field and present findings.
  • Pursued independent and complementary research interests to achieve development of versatile nanorobots for targeting drug delivery.
  • Planned and conducted research into development of efficient carbon dot-based photocatalysts.
  • Published research results in peer-reviewed chemistry journals and presented at seminars and major domestic and international conferences to discover and discuss new technologies and research.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team members to accomplish plenty of research goals.
  • Designed research projects and alternative approaches and discussed results with Principal Investigator.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to gather research and publish findings.
  • Reviewed and analyzed historical and emerging literature to develop and practice new technologies.
  • Completed analysis of data acquired from research and verified careful documentation of all information.
  • Troubleshot and developed experimental tools to deal with ever-evolving technology.
  • Assisted teaching and instructing students alongside other professors.
  • Developed unique research into immunotherapy.
  • Enforced laboratory safety protocols and enabled safe work environment.
  • Conducted in-depth research on biochemical, medical and behavioral data to apply to fellowship and advance understanding.
  • Performed lab maintenance, including replenishing stock levels, replacing or repairing broken equipment and enforcing sterilization procedures.
  • Worked to improve collective knowledge of structure of carbon dots.
Research Assistant, 12/2017 - 05/2019
Carnegie Mellon University Remote, OR,
  • Supervised undergraduate students working on research projects.
  • Supported department members with administrative, research and academic assistance.
  • Worked on projects including (1) development of carbon dots as drug nanocarriers for treatment of human diseases using zebrafish model; (2) size-dependent photocatalytic activity of carbon dots with surface-state determined photoluminescence; (3) triple conjugated carbon dots as nano-drug delivery model for glioblastoma brain tumors; (4) nontoxic amphiphilic carbon dots as promising drug nanocarriers across blood–brain barrier and inhibitors of β-amyloid; (5) synthesis, purification and separation of gel-like carbon dots with their applications in security printing and cosmetics; (6) embedding carbon dots in superabsorbent polymers for additive manufacturing; (7) carbon dots and gold nanoparticles based immunoassay for detection of alpha-L-fucosidase; (8) quantification of nucleic acid concentration in nanoparticle or polymer conjugates using circular dichroism spectroscopy.
  • Researched information regarding pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease to assist professors with academic pursuits.
  • Gathered, reviewed, and summarized literature from scientific journals such as SciFinder and PubMed and produced graphs and other scientific calculations using MS Excel.
  • Planned, modified, and executed research techniques, procedures of zebrafish injection and tests with confocal microscopy.
  • Helped team meet regulatory requirements by coordinating documentation and filings.
  • Educated undergraduate students on laboratory activities, including safe use of equipment and reagents and chemicals.
  • Maintained laboratory operations, updating and revising standardized operating procedures and reordering raw materials and supplies to sustain experiments and workflow.
  • Prepared literature for reports, presentations or submission to peer-review journals.
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis.
  • Maintained and calibrated equipment for precision and accuracy.
  • Presented results to field experts at various highly-prestigious domestic and international conferences.
  • Organized various class presentations and new course materials as directed by professor.
  • Provided comprehensive research assistance and support when designing and executing experiments.
  • Analyzed acquired information and presented to professors.
  • Summarized search results by preparing written reports, graphs, fact sheets and tables.
Teaching Assistant, 01/2015 - 12/2017
Yale University West Haven, CT,
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Oversaw students in classroom and common areas to monitor, enforce rules and support lead teacher.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Tutored struggling students individually and in small groups to reinforce learning concepts.
  • Created lesson materials, visuals and digital presentations to supplement lesson plans.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Oversaw groups of students at school and off-site locations, maintaining optimal safety and security.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation to promote quicker rollout and delivery.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
  • Offered complete instructional support for students unable to attend regular classes.
  • Retained interest and maximized receptive learning by educating students using hands-on instructional techniques.
  • Distributed learning materials such as worksheets, textbooks and supplemental activities.
  • Handed out classroom materials, like pencils, paper and crayons.
  • Recorded grades for coursework and tests in online reporting system.
  • Collated classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Completed and filed daily paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.
  • Assessed student assignments to check quality and completeness before submission for grading.
  • Encouraged dynamic and pleasant educational environment by promoting both gentle discipline and cooperation.
  • Optimized learning plans and quantified student progress through test administration.
  • Implemented practice exercises and used repetition, which enabled students to grasp new concepts quickly.
  • Kept classrooms clean, neat and properly sanitized for student health and classroom efficiency.
  • Kept abreast of latest information on specific subjects and learning strategies.
  • Supported classroom activities, including tutoring, grading homework and reviewing exams.
  • Organized and guided activities for students, including skills practice, research and memorization tasks.

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School Attended

  • University Of Miami
  • Shaanxi University Of Science And Technology

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  • Postdoctoral Associate
  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant


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  • Bachelor of Science

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