Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Biologist eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. A clear understanding of laboratory techniques and theoretical application of biology assays and training in a variety of experiments to aid in research in biology. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the Biology field.

Virology Lab Researcher , 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • Discovered and isolated novel Phage AngelBaby and annotated novel phage DrYang's Genome using a variety of bioinformatics techniques.
  • Interpreted research findings and summarized data into reports pertaining to phage findings such as genome and evolutionary distance.
  • Managed to require the database to reconsider the evaluation of categorizing phages solely on electron microscopy images.
  • Worked with several teams on Actinobacteriophage research
  • Conducted basic lab research pertaining to Phage Bioinformatics using different programs and software such as PECAAN, phagesdb, PhamNexus, Average Nucleotide Identity calculator, DotPlot, and HeatMaps.
  • Determined cause of unexpected test results and other issues by identifying and resolving technical and equipment problems.
  • Analyzed cultures using molecular-based and biochemical techniques such as streak plate, serial dilutions, and plaque assays. Electron Microscopy Images and analysis of those images.
  • Presented research in symposiums and formatted a poster for research symposium.
Program Director of CC Field Biology Alliance, 01/2019 - 12/2019
  • Identified risks and develop mitigation plans for course of year-long program.
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.
  • Addressed and resolved technical and operational concerns by working with team members and directors.
  • Maintained and updated all project-related documents including overseeing 7 community college students individual research projects in Field Biology.
  • Developed and organized routine by factoring in timing, demographics, and other important parameters such as transportation and itineraries.
  • Oversaw team of 7 community college students focused on Field Biology.
Field Biology Lab Researcher, 02/2019 - 09/2019
  • Investigated living and environmental conditions of dark-eyed juncos and determined behavioral traits in order to study them.
  • Oversaw field and laboratory projects from concept through completion for teams of 4 staff members.
  • Handled specimens and conducted tests according to established protocols, keeping efficient records on all experiments.
  • Spend every day in field capturing birds using misnet technique.
  • Banded birds in order to keep track of their survival as nestlings.
  • Looked for nests by studying dark-eyed juncos behavior in order to locate exact locations of nests.
  • Collected bird blood samples for DNA testing, fecal sample to study their microbiome, and measured length of tail, wings, and beak to study thedifference between birds in rural versus urban environments.
Molecular Biology Lab Researcher, 05/2017 - 12/2017
UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine City, STATE,
  • Presented research findings to scientific audience at and general public at UCLA in which knockout gene PP2CM had inconclusive findings in its effect on Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • Determined cause of unexpected test results and other issues by identifying and resolving technical and equipment problems.
  • Researched and studied animal and human health conditions.
  • Analyzed cultures using molecular-based and biochemical techniques including western blot, genotyping, H&E staining analysis, tissue harvesting, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Gel electrophoresis, Glucose Tolerance Test and Serum ALT assay using a mouse model.
  • Carefully handled and disposed of biological hazardous materials following strict safety procedures to avoid contamination.
  • Great Time Management, sense of urgency
  • Microsoft Office, Excel
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented
  • Takes initiative
  • Adapts to changes quickly
  • Experimental Design
  • Collaborative Leadership, team player
  • Lab testing, maintenance, and instruction skills.
  • Lab equipment calibration and Lab experiment skills.
  • Bilingual (Fluent in both Spanish and English verbal, reading and writing)
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical thinking and Analytical skills
  • Effective communication (verbal, written, and reading) skills
  • Extremely quick learner
  • Aseptic Technique
  • Research
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology, Immunology, And Molecular Genetics, Expected in 12/2019
University of California of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA,
Associate of Science: Biology , Expected in 06/2017
Santa Monica College - Santa Monica, CA
Scientific Research Contributions
  • Nucleotide [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), National Center for Biotechnology Information; [1988] – . Accession No. MN703411.1, Mycobacterium phage DrYang; [published 2019 Month 12]. Available from:
  • The Actinobacteriophage Database:
  • Collaborated with a team of 4 in the development of Characterization and Reclassification of Phage DrYang.
  • Presented Research in the annual UCLA MIMG Poster Symposium.
  • Completed UCLA/SRI Summer Internship 2017.
  • Received the Dean's Award for Life Science Research at UCLA two years in a row. (2018, 2019)

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