Jessica Kramer

jessicaResearch Interests:

-Development of concise synthetic routes to biocompatible materials that mimic the complexity and function of natural polymers.  
-Glycosylated polypeptides
-Methionine ‘click’ chemistry
-Stimuli responsive materials

Bio:

-B.S. in Chemistry, University of Utah, 2004.
Undergraduate research with C. Dale Poulter, binding specificity of phospholipase C.
-Synthetic chemist for Echelon Biosciences Inc, 2002-2007, phosphoinositides and isoprenoids.
-Internship at HRL Laboratories, 2011, microbial fuel cells.
Fellow of the Materials Creation NSF IGERT training program.

Publications:

Preparation of Multifunctional and Multireactive Polypeptides via Methionine Alkylation. Jessica R. Kramer and Timothy J. Deming Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 1719-1723.


Glycopolypeptides with a Redox-Triggered Helix-to-Coil Transition. Jessica R. Kramer and Timothy J. Deming J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134, 4112-4115.


Glycopolypeptides via Living Polymerization of Glycosylated-L-Lysine N-Carboboxyanhydrides. Jessica R. Kramer and Timothy J. Deming J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15068–15071.

General method for purification of α-amino acid-N-carboxyanhydrides using flash chromatography. Jessica R. Kramer and Timothy J. Deming Biomacromolecules 2010 11, 3668-3672.


Microbial fuel cell biofilm characterization with thermogravimetric analysis on bare and polyethyleneimine surface modified carbon foam anodes. Jessica Kramer, Souren Soukiazian, Sky Mahoney, and Jocelyn Hicks-Garner J. Power Sources 2012, 210, 122– 128.