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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

More than 8 years of research experience in design, synthesis, and characterization of different small molecules for biological studies and organometallic compounds for catalysis. Initiated a new project which is currently funding by National Institutes of Health (NIH), and leads to 3 publications and one patent. Ideal team player who has extensive experience in working with people from different research areas. Experience leading lab development, and mentoring professional growth of research trainees.

  • Research design
  • Air-free techniques
  • Organic synthesis
  • Solid phase peptide synthesis
  • Mass spectrometry
  • NMR
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Automated microwave peptide synthesizer
  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
  • UV/Vis Spectroscopy/IR
  • Column chromatography
  • Flash chromatography
  • Glovebox
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe illustrator
  • Mestrenova, Topspin, FreeStyle
Research Experience
08/2020 to Current Research Assistant Harvard University | Cambridge, MA,

1. Develop and synthesize azoline small molecules for one-step azolation strategy for site-and chemo-selective labeling of proteins with mass-sensitive probes.
2. Design and synthesize various types of tunable azole and azolinium ion for lysine profiling and intracellular labeling of proteins in different cell lines.
3. Develop of tunable heteroaromatic azoline thioethers (HATs) for cysteine profiling.
4. Chemical tools for selective tagging mono-methyl lysine.
5. Site-selective lysine modification via K-me directed modification.

09/2016 to 07/2017 Research Assistant Harvard University | Boston, MA,

1. Synthesis and investigation of 4-phenylchromane derivatives as the synergistic agent of cisplatin.
2. Develop the new methodology to couple the chromanone with the aryl halide and arylboronic acids by the direct Pd-catalyzed C-H bond arylation.

07/2015 to 09/2016 Research Assistant Harvard University | Allston, MA,

1. Preparation of Lea, Leb oligosaccharides building blocks for making type I LacNAc (Galβ1 → 3GlcNAc) hexa- and octasaccharides.
2. Total synthesis of well-known galectin inhibitor TD139 and its derivatives.

Expected in 08/2022 to to Ph.D. | Chemistry Emory University, Atlanta, GA GPA:
Expected in 06/2014 to to Master of Science | Chemistry National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, GPA:
Expected in 06/2012 to to Bachelor of Science | Chemistry National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, GPA:

1. JessicaClaire, Julia Donovan, Yuwen Wang, Monika. Raj “Oxidative Triazene Cyclization of Secondary Amines for Tagging Monomethyl Lysine Post-Translational Modification’’ manuscript preparation
2. JessicaClaire, Monika. Raj “Chemo-selective and Site-Selective K(me)-Directed Lysine Modification for Kme-directed modification (Kme-DM) ” manuscript preparation
3. JessicaClaire, Keriann M. Backus, Monika Raj “Tunable Heteroaromatic Azoline thioethers (HAT) for Cysteine Profiling” Chem. Sci. 2022, 13, 763–774
4. JessicaClaire, Jian Cao, Lisa M. Boatner, Linwei Li, Jonathan Farhi, Kendall N. Houk, Jennifer Spangle, Keriann M. Backus, Monika Raj “Tunable Amine Reactive Electrophile (TARE) for Selective Profiling of Lysine in Proteome” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 2–11
5. JessicaClaire, Monika. Raj “One‐Step Azolation Strategy for Site‐ and Chemo‐Selective Labeling of Proteins with Mass‐Sensitive Probes” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, 60, 1797-1805.
6. Mahesh Sriram, Kuei-Chen Claire, Monika Raj “Amide bond activation of biological molecules” Molecules. 2018, 23, 2615. (Invited Review article)
7. Yu-Feng Lin, Chi Fong, Wan-Ling Peng, Chia-Hsien Lu, JessicaClaire, Wen-Tai Li “Synthesis of 3-(2-Olefinbenzyl)-4H-chromen-4-one through Cyclobenzylation and Catalytic C-H Bond Functionalization with Palladium” J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 20, 10855–10865.

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School Attended

  • Emory University
  • National Sun Yat-Sen University
  • National Dong Hwa University

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