Education

 
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PHD In Chemistry

  • University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO
  • Graduated: May 2017
  • Graduate courses: Organic Spectroscopy (Fall 2012), Separations and Chromatography (Fall 2012), Analytical Measurement: Chemometrics (Fall 2013), Advanced Analytical Chemistry: Surface Analysis (Fall 2013), Topics in Chemistry: Introduction to Biospectroscopy (Spring 2014), Writing Class (Spring 2014), and Bioanalytical Techniques (Spring 2015).
 
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BS in CHemistry

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
  • Graduated: April 2011
  • Minor in Mathematics

Research

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Research focused on the use of spectroscopic techniques to study protein structure, folding, and dynamics. Using deep-UV resonance Raman, the polypeptide backbone amide is excited and structurally sensitive amide modes in the spectra can be analyzed to study protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions. 

BEAM ENGINEERING FOR ADVANCED MATERIALS

  • Chemist
  • Winter Park, FL
  • June 2011- August 2012
  • Researched, synthesized, and characterized organic compounds and materials, primarily liquid crystals, reactive mesogens and chiral dopants, for use with advanced optical technologies and research
  • Extensively trained on Agilent Technologies 7890A GC System, Agilent Technologies 5975C inert MSD with Triple-Axis detector, and Mettler Toledo Differential Calorimetry
  • Spearheaded emergency and safety protocols instituted company-wide.
  • Training for clean room procedures
  • Developed a training and troubleshooting manual for Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectroscopy analysis
  • Placed and tracked chemical orders
  • Assisted in lab management

 

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITy

  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Dr. William Cooper Lab
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • January 2011-June 2011
  • Research focused on the characterization of dissolved organic matter in northern peat land soil through Florescence and UV/Vis spectroscopy

Teaching at University of Missouri

  • Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 3200)
    • Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015
  • College Chemistry II (CHEM 1330)
    • Spring 2016
    • College Chemistry I (CHEM 1320)
      • Fall 2012 and Fall 2013
    • Atoms and Molecules (CHEM 1100)
      • Spring 2013

    Conference Participation

    • Session Organizer and Chair National Alliance for Broader Impacts 2017 Summit. Stevenson, WA. April 2017.
    • Exhibit AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting Family Science Days. Boston, MA. February 2017.
    • Judge Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum. Columbia, MO. April 2016.
    • Attendant National Alliance for Broader Impacts 2016 Summit. Philadelphia, PA. April 2016.
    • Session Chair GPC Research and Creative Arts Forum. Columbia, MO. March 2015.
    • Attendant and Reporter SciWri15. Boston, MA. October 2015.
    • Session Organizer and Chair Mid-West Regional Meeting American Chemical Society, November 2014.

     

    • Gamboa Varela, J.; and Zare, A. STEM Graduate Students as Partners: University of Missouri’s Model for Training the Next Generation of BI Practitioners National Alliance for Broader Impacts 2017 Summit. Stevenson, WA. April 2017. Presentation.
    • Zare, A. Deep-UV Resonance Raman Spectral Properties of Helical Membrane Proteins GPC Research and Creative Activities Forum. Columbia, MO. March 2017. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Spectroscopic Monitoring of Alpha Helical Uniformity PittCon 2017 Conference and Expo. Chicago, IL. March 2017. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Spectroscopic Monitoring of Alpha Helical Uniformity AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. February 2017. Poster.
    • Zare, A. Shining Light on Proteins. Science on Tap 2016 Regional Conference. Columbia, MO. June 2016. Presentation.
    • Zare, A. Communications for Graduate and Professional Student Advocacy. National Association for Graduate and Professional Students 2016 Regional Conference. Columbia, MO. April 2016. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of Alpha Helices in Lipophilic Environments AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. February 2016. Poster.
    • Zare, A. Deep-UV Resonance Raman Spectral Properties of Aromatic Residues of Membrane Proteins GPC Research and Creative Activities Forum. Columbia, MO. March 2016. Presentation.
    • Zare, A. Shining Light on Proteins. University of Missouri 3MT. Columbia, MO. November 2015. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Harbert, E.; Lankford, D.; Waldron, A.; Cornish, P.; JiJi, R. Chemistry Immersion Program (CHIP) ComSciCon 2015 Cambridge. MA. June 2015. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments. University of Missouri 2015 Life Sciences Week. April 2015. Poster.
    • Zare, A. Monitoring the Uniformity of Alpha Helices in Lipophilic Environments GPC Research and Creative Activities Forum. Columbia, MO. March 2015. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments. #RSCAnalyticalPoster Analytical Science Twitter Poster Conference. February 2015. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments American Chemical Society 2014 Mid-West Regional Meeting. Columbia, MO. November 2014. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments American Chemical Society 2014 Mid-West Regional Meeting. Columbia, MO. November 2014. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Harbert, E.; Lankford, D.; Waldron, A.; Cornish, P.; JiJi, R. Chemistry Immersion Progra. (CHIP) American Chemical Society 2014 National Meeting San Francisco, CA. August 2014. Presentation.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments American Chemical Society 2014 National Meeting San Francisco, CA. August 2014. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments. University of Missouri 2014 Life Sciences Week. April 2014. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of Alpha Helices in Lipophilic Environments 2013 Annual Fall Meeting of the APS Prairie Section. Columbia, MO. November 2013. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments FACSS Presents SciX 2013. Milwaukee, WI. September 2013. Poster.
    • Zare, A.; Xiong, J.; Cooley, J.; and JiJi, R. Monitoring the Uniformity of a-Helices in Lipophilic Environments. University of Missouri 2013 Life Sciences Week. April 2013. Poster.

    Honors, Awards & Recognition

    • 2017 Graduate Student Association's Outstanding Graduate Student
    • 2017 Chancellor's Excellence Award for Graduate Student Leader
    • 2017 AAAS Physical Sciences Poster session Honorable Mention
    • 2017 Intercollegiate Broadcasting Award: Best Public Affairs Program
    • 2017 Graduate Professional Council Organization Grant
    • 2017 Graduate Professional Council Travel Grant
    • 2016 Inductee of the Rollins Society
    • 2016 University of Missouri Chemistry Department Travel Grant
    • 2016 Mizzou Advantage Travel Grant
    • 2014 Graduate Student Association Travel Grant
    • 2014 Graduate Professional Council Travel Grant
    • 2013 FACSS Student Poster Award Recipient at SciX

    Professional Societies

    •  American Chemical Society
    •  American Association for the Advancement of Science
    • American Physics Society
    • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • National Alliance for Broader Impacts
    • National Science Teachers Association
    • Society for Applied Spectroscopy
    • Society of Women Engineers
    • The American Institute of Chemical Engineers

    Contributions and Synergistic Activities

    • Broader Impacts Network Advisory Board
    • Chemistry Graduate Student Organization
    • Vice Presdient of the Chemistry Graduate Student Organization 

    Workshops

    • ComSciCon 2015
    • SciWri15
    • Entering Mentoring
    • How to be a Super Communicator by NSF EPSCoR
    • Improvisation for Science Communication by Dr. Suzanne Burgoyne
    • 3-Minute Presentation Clinic with Dr. Darcy Gentleman