Education

Education
Aug 2007 - Present

Ph.D.

University of California, Irvine

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Graduate Student Researcher

University of California, Irvine

Graduate Student & Researcher – Department of Chemistry

Thesis Advisor: Professor Gregory A. Weiss

Fourth year, Ph.D. Candidate

–Cumulative GPA of 3.9 (out of 4.0)

–Generated M13 bacteriophage libraries, panning for enhanced target binding to various analytes

–Designed and synthesized M13 phage receptor wrapping technique for enhanced binding affinity to targets

–Developed a synthesis for polymer nanowires via lithographically patterned nanowire electrodeposition

–Incorporated viruses into polymer nanowires for real-time biosensing of analytes via electrical resistance, optical, and fluorescence measurements

–Instrumental skills: Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cyclic voltammetry (CV), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), photolithography, potentiometry, fluorescence microscopy, optical microscopy, spin-coating, UV-Vis spectroscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), electro-spray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS), FTIR, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization –time of flight mass spectroscopy (MALDI-TOF MS)

–Technical skills: Cell culture, PCR, ELISA, DNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, bacteriophage propagation, aseptic technique, lithographically-patterned nanowire electrodeposition (LPNE), electrical device fabrication, electropolymerization 

2005 - 2007

Undergraduate Researcher

State University of New York at Buffalo

Undergraduate Student & Researcher– Department of Chemistry

Research advisor: Professor Frank V. Bright

–Bachelor of Science with double majors in Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

–Cumulative GPA of 3.3 (out of 4.0)

–Conducted pH and degradation studies on various polymers for the study of internal repair of tracheal injuries

–Instrumental skills: spectrofluorometer, spin-coater, FTIR, He-Cd and Ar+ Laser, and charge-coupled device (CCD) epi-fluorescence imaging techniques

2006

Laboratory Technician- Intern

Eastman Kodak Chemicals

Laboratory Technician in Imaging Chemicals Analytical Laboratories

Project Advisor: Agyare Yeboah, Ph.D.

–Performed routine analytical testing including: UV-Visible spectrophotometry, sample preparation, instrumental analysis, instrument calibration, quality control, & the reporting of final results to synthetic chemicals manufacturing

–Independently solved problems involving results, instrument malfunctions, and laboratory working conditions

Professional Affiliations and Activities

President of Iota Sigma Pi, Women in Chemistry Society- Calcium Chapter              2010- present

Co- Chair of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Colloquium Committee, UCI           2009- present

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Member

American Chemical Society (ACS) Member

Sigma Delta Epsilon, Graduate Women in Science (SDE) Member

CoACh, Committee on the Advancement of Women in Chemistry Affiliate 

Awards, Fellowships, and Honors

61st Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau Fellow (U.S. Ambassador)- Lindau, Germany         2011           

1st Place Poster Presentation Award, Future Diagnostics Conference- Irvine, CA                 2010

Jacqueline H. Smitrovich Award for Leadership in Organic Chemistry- UC Irvine, CA            2010

Best Upper Division Teaching Assistant Award– UC Irvine, CA                                            2009

1st Place Ph.D. Candidate Presentation, Women in Science Conference – Orange, CA          2009

Academic Excellence with Distinction in Chemistry & Med. Chemistry Award

– SUNY Buffalo, NY                                                                                                         2007

SUNY Buffalo Scholars Program Induction – SUNY Buffalo, NY                                            2003

Objective

My aim is to work for a biotechnology company in which I can use my broad knowledge of chemistry and biology towards enhancing the fields of clinical diagnostics, biomedical devices, and pharmaceutics.  My background focuses in organic and analytical chemistry, microbiology, electronics, and nanotechnology.  

Skills

–  Instrumental skills: Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), cyclic voltammetry (CV), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), photolithography, potentiometry, fluorescence microscopy, optical microscopy, spin-coating,  UV-Vis spectroscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), electro-spray ionization mass spectroscopy (ESI-MS), FTIR, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization –time of flight mass spectroscopy (MALDI-TOF MS), spectrofluorometer, He-Cd and Ar+ Laser, charge-coupled device (CCD) epi-fluorescence imaging techniques 

–  Technical skills: Cell culture, PCR, ELISA, DNA isolation, gel electrophoresis, bacteriophage propagation, aseptic technique, lithographically-patterned nanowire electrodeposition (LPNE), electrical device fabrication, electropolymerization 

Posters and Presentations

Arter, J.A. "Viruses and Electronics for Early Prostate Cancer Diagnostics," 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. 2011. Anaheim, CA. [oral presentation]

Arter, J.A. "Viruses and Electronics for Early Prostate Cancer Diagnostics," Inaugural Student Potter's Lodge Meeting on Electrochemistry (sPLM1). 2010. Blue Mountain Lake, New York. [oral presentation]

Arter, J.A. "Incorporation of Viruses into Electrically Conducting Organic Nanowires for Biosensing," Cambridge Healthtech's Future Diagnostics Conference. 2010. Irvine, CA. [invited oral presentation]

Arter, J.A.; Taggart, D.K.; Diaz, J.E.; Penner, R.M.; and Weiss, G.A. "Incorporation of Viruses into Electrically Conducting Organic Nanowires for Biosensing," Cambridge Healthtech's Future Diagnostics Conference. 2010. Irvine, CA. [poster]

Arter, J.A., "Virus electrodes for Biomolecule Sensing," Graduate Women in Science, 20th Science Conference. 2009. Chapman University, Orange, CA. [oral presentation]