Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

I am a Research Scientist with over 13 years of experience on basic research projects with a clinical focus. I have extensive experience training and supervising staff on neuroscience projects using techniques including triple-immunofluorescence labeling, stereological quantification, confocal microscopy, dendritic spine analysis, viral vector mediated gene transfer, and electrophysiological and behavioral approaches using rodent models. I am also proficient in lab safety practices

My success in these projects is reflected by my publication record and several awards during my time at Harvard and MIT. I enjoy daily interaction with colleagues in a friendly, cooperative environment. I look forward to using my skills and experience along with my interest in working as part of a team to contribute to the success of your company.  

  • Viral mediated gene transfer
  • Triple-immunofluorescence labelling
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Neurolucida dendritic spine analysis
  • Behavioral techniques 
  • Electrophysiology in vitro 
  • Statistical analysis
  • Immunohistochemistry assay knowledge
  • Published author
Work History
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2003 - 2004
Providence Health & Services Burbank, ,
  • Conducted basic and applied research on a rodent model for Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Collected and analyzed biological data comparing rodent model studies to human postmortem tissue analyses from subjects with schizophrenia.

Instructor in Psychiatry, 2004 - 06/2013
Amazon Union Lake, ,

    I set up and established electrophysiology techniques in this lab to explore a rodent model of schizophrenia. I combined these methods with rodent stereotaxic techniques and immunohistochemistry to further analyze the circuitry involved in schizophrenia. During this time I trained and supervised several staff members who assisted on this project, managed lab safety practices, and I coordinated a collaboration with a local lab and with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Success of this project is reflected in my publication record. 

    Research Scientist, 07/2013 - Current
    McGovern Institute For Brain Research, M.I.T. City, ,

      As part of the McGovern Institute at M.I.T., I am currently continuing my interest in stress regulation in psychiatric disorders from the perspective of mechanisms involved in PTSD. Currently, I am using viral mediated gene transfer, triple-immunofluorescence labeling, confocal microscopy, Neurolucida dendritic spine analysis, and behavioral techniques to study a rodent model of PTSD. I am training and supervising several students and staff members who assist on this project, and I manage lab safety approaches. This work thus far has resulted in several publications including a first author manuscript (in press), as well as the 7th International Congress of GRS and IGF Society Young Investigator Travel Award and the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society Best Poster Award. 

      Ph.D.: Neuroscience, Expected in 2003
      Trinity College Dublin - Ireland,
      Master of Science: Neuroscience, Expected in 1999
      Vrije University Amsterdam - The Netherlands,
      Bachelor of Science: Biology, Expected in 1997
      University of Bologna - Italy,

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      • Trinity College Dublin
      • Vrije University Amsterdam
      • University of Bologna

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      • Instructor in Psychiatry
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