Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Former pharmaceutical sales representative with a strong scientific and research background seeking an opportunity as a Professional Research Assistant with the laboratory of Dr. David H Root to further my goals of graduate studies in Neuroscience. Passionate and detail-oriented team member with excellent analytical skills leading to award winning excellence in Neuroscience sales (Circle of Excellence 2019). My experience in the pharmaceutical industry has strengthened my organizational skills, creative planning, and professional development of a goal-driven mindset.

  • Experimental design
  • Microsurgery
  • Microscopy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Genetics
  • Neuroethology
  • Single-unit Recording
  • Biochemistry Research
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • UV-vis Spectroscopy
  • Site-directed Mutagenesis
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Bachelor of Science: Neuroscience, Expected in 05/2017
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University (Virginia Tech) - Blacksburg, VA,

GPA: 3.49

Coursework in Neuroscience of Addiction, Genetics, Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, Neuropsychology, Neuroplasticity, Diseases of the Nervous System, Biological Statistics

Minored in Medicine And Society Studies

Elected to Treasurer for VT Neuroscience Club in 2016

Elected to Chapter Editor for Sigma Chi Fraternity in 2015


Yu Wang, Michael K. Claire, Huimin Xu, W. Keith Ray, and Robert H. White. 2015. Mechanism of the Enzymatic Synthesis of 4-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-furancarboxaldehyde- phosphate (4-HFC-P) from Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate catalyzed by 4-HFC-P synthase. Biochemistry 54:2997-3008. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.5b00176

Yu Wang, Huimin Xu, Michael K. Claire, Robert H. White. 2015. Identification of the Final Two Genes Functioning in Methanofuran Biosynthesis in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. Journal of Bacteriology 197:2850-2858. DOI: 10.1128/JB.00401-15

Work History
Primary Care Sales Representative, 09/2018 to 04/2020
Community Health SystemTunkhannock, PA,
  • Responsible for Launch of Emgality, a targeted CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide) binding antibody indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults, as well as the launch of REYVOW, a high affinity 5-HT 1F receptor agonist indicated for the acute treatment of migraine in adults.
  • Territory manager for Richmond, VA, including Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Petersburg, Hampton and Newport News
  • Work goals focus on building preference for Lilly as a respected partner in Neuroscience, effectively implementing brand strategies and leading with cross-functional groups to implement the "Team Lilly" approach
  • 2019 Circle of Excellence (Ranked as Number 1 District)
  • 2019 & 2020 Team Clinical lead focused on migraine disease state and treatment landscape, leading PC East Area Brand Team in targeted migraine therapy Neuroscience review
Durable Medical Equipment (CPAP) Technician, 07/2017 to 08/2018
Comprehensive Sleep Care CenterCity, STATE,
  • Worked with Neurologists and Sleep specialists in patient care for Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy at large physician's practice focused on sleep medicine.
  • Coordinated with physicians to educate new patients on PAP therapy use, fit patients for PAP therapy masks, and troubleshoot common issues with PAP use.
  • Independent department schedule with 15-30 patient appointments daily.
  • Electronic entry of medical supply orders within insurance eligibility and prior authorization guidelines.
Emergency Medical Scribe, 05/2016 to 05/2017
Carilion ClinicCity, STATE,
  • Worked closely with Healthcare Providers in Emergency Department at level two trauma center, documenting patient's electronic medical record, including accurate and concise documentation of patient's History of Present Illness (HPI), dictation of pertinent findings on physical examination, EKG readings, blood work, and imaging results.
  • Reviewed outpatient records and interpreted documentation to identify all diagnoses and procedures.
  • Autonomously updated healthcare providers on new patient results as seen on EPIC Electronic Medical Record for efficient patient disposition.
Undergraduate Research Fellow, 05/2014 to 05/2015
Virginia Tech Department Of BiochemistryCity, STATE,
  • Undergraduate research fellow working closely with post-doctoral researchers and graduate students to investigate methanofuran biosynthesis in M. Jannaschii
  • Studied transformed gene products which catalyze an aldol condensation of GAP to 4-HFC-P, F1-PP formation, and condensation of F1-PP and gamma-glutamyl tyramine to form the APMF-Glu core structure of methanofuran
  • Gene products purified using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and quantified with Bradford Protein Assay
  • Expressed and purified protein fractions tested for concentration with gel electrophoresis
  • Enzyme identity verified by MALDI mass spec. analysis of tryptic peptides of the excised band
  • Experimental design of laboratory assay to determine enzymatic specificity and products, kinetics of reaction rates, and metal-dependent and pH-dependent properties
  • Site-directed mutagenesis studied to characterize active site and confirm crystal structure of TIM (α/β) barrel fold consistent with aldolase superfamily
  • Completed proposed mechanism for aldol condensation of 2(GA-3P) to 1(4-HFC-P)

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