Jessica Claire
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Ambitious Postdoctoral Research Fellow dedicated to Molecular Imaging research. Offering hands-on experience in supporting research efforts and completing independent projects. Eager to advance collective discipline knowledge and author high-quality scientific papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Background in Organic Chemistry
  • Aseptic techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, GraphPad Prism, ChemDraw, SciFinder, Endnote, ImageJ
  • Team collaborations
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Bioassays
  • Lab Equipment Calibration
  • Proficient in biochemical assays (ELISAs, cell binding, flow cytometry)
  • Chemical, radioactive material and animal handling
  • Planning experiments
  • Report writing and publication
  • Research And Development
  • Chromatography
  • Equipment Management
  • Experience
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 10/2018 - Current
    The University Of Oklahoma Norman, OK,
    • Proposed and implemented research focused on the development of peptide-based Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging agents
    • Conduct research on developing peptide-based Positron Emission Tomography PET imaging agents that target the Plectin-1 biomarker for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma PDAC
    • Develop screening protocols based on magnetic microbead technology to identify novel plectin-1 binding peptides from an OBOC library
    • Evaluate SARS CoV2 spike protein-derived peptides for binding to integrins using ELISAs for the development of novel imaging/therapeutic agents for COVID-19
    • Lead the development and optimization of a novel integrin αvβ6 binding peptide from discovery OBOC library) to preclinical in vivo PET/CT imaging and biodistribution) studies
    • Adhered to all regulatory standards and university regulations for reporting
    • Presented findings at world-class research conferences
    • Produced well-written and thoroughly vetted research papers for industry journals
    • Craft protocols and reports pertaining to assay development and method validation
    Graduate Research Assistant, 07/2013 - 09/2018
    University Of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN,
    • Provided research support and assisted in in vivo imaging and biodistribution studies
    • Executed radiochemical purity and specific activity determinations using radio-HPLC
    • Conducted in vitro assays ELISAs, flow cytometry, cell binding) to evaluate the binding profiles of peptide candidates to integrin αvβ6
    • Developed methods for purifying and characterizing samples for in vitro and preclinical studies using HPLC and MALDI TOF/MS
    • Performed peptide syntheses and modifications on solid-phase Implemented the on-bead two-color cell screening assay to expedite the manual screening process using fluorescent cell lines
    • Designed a highly focused one-bead one-compound OBOC 4 fluorobenzoyl peptide library targeting the integrin αvβ6.
    • Prepared tables, graphs, fact sheets and written reports summarizing research results.
    • Applied good documentation practices when recording data and managing source documentation.
    • Gave public presentations of findings at conferences.
    • Optimized equipment with calibration and maintenance to obtain accurate and precise results.
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, 08/2012 - 03/2016
    Ohsu Portland, OR,
    • Instructed undergraduate students (upper division level) and assisted them with laboratory experiments, problem-solving, and instrumentation in organic chemistry courses
    • Educated undergraduate students on laboratory protocols and demonstrated laboratory experiments (distillation, flash chromatography, reflux) and instrumentation (HPLC, NMR, CD spectroscopy, IR, etc)
    • Performed instrument maintenance and troubleshooting, enforce safety policy and good laboratory practices
    • Proctored midterm and final exams, held office hours and attended lectures Evaluated and graded exams, lab reports, and papers.
    • Kept classroom focused on academic and intellectual discussions to further students' critical thinking skills as well as understanding of materials presented.
    • Adhered to university requirements for student assignments, testing and grading of work.
    • Followed established course outline to prepare lessons and convey information and enhance understanding of materials.
    • Tracked class and student metrics including attendance, projects, labs and reports.
    • Utilized email, phone and in-person meetings to answer questions and mentor struggling students.
    Undergraduate/Graduate Research Assistant, 07/2011 - 07/2013
    Franz Laboratory Department Of Chemistry City, STATE,
    • Designed and developed novel derivative of the integrin αvβ6 binding A20FMDV2 peptide to improve pharmacokinetics via incorporation of a silicon-containing amino acid
    • Synthesized, purified, and characterized enantioenriched 3 hydroxy- 2 allyl-oxindoles for publication Designed a library of isatin-containing small molecules and performed virtual screening using computational methods
    • Assisted with research for academic publications.
    Education and Training
    Graduate Program Certificate: Regulatory Affairs Essentials, Expected in 09/2020
    University Of California, San Diego - San Diego, CA,
    • Completed coursework in Regulatory Requirements for Drugs and Biologics.
    Ph.D.: Organic Chemistry, Expected in 09/2018
    University Of California, Davis - Davis, CA,

    Dissertation: Identification, Characterization and Development of novel Integrin αvβ6- targeting Peptide-based Imaging Agents for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

    Bachelor of Science: Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Expected in 06/2012
    University Of California, Davis - Davis, CA,
    • Magna cum laude graduate
    • Dean's List Honoree [Fall 2008 and Spring 2011]

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