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Piper Klemm

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry - University of California, Berkeley View Biosketch →

Position - Company  
Director of Social Media - Freshly Wild, Inc.

Snack on the Wild Side! Freshly Wild Super Foods creates gourmet healthy snacks made from fresh whole foods that have not been treated or processed. Starting with top-quality ingredients, we use modern dehydration practices to create exceptionally delicious and nutritious products that are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free without the use of preservatives.

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Feb 2012 - Present
National Social Media Coordinator - Iota Sigma Pi

For the national women's honors society in chemistry, I manage the facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/IotaSigmaPi) and the twitter account (https://twitter.com/#!/IotaSigmaPi).

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Aug 2011 - Present
Membership Chair, - Zoo II

Zoo II is a social club of young professionals dedicated to expanding conservation, awareness, and encouraging financial support of the San Francisco Zoological Society and the San Francisco Zoo, while connecting to others in the community and enjoying a variety of social activities. The mission of the San Francisco Zoo is to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature, and advance conservation action. I am serving as Membership Chair for the 2011-2012 Fiscal Year. I am the Chair of the Hostess Committee for the annual fundraising gala, the Fur Ball in October 2011. Recently, we have launched our website www.sfzoo2.org as well as continue upon our social marketing initiatives to build awareness of the Zoo and our group through Twitter (@sfzoo2) and Facebook - SF ZOO II.

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Feb 2011 - Present
Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry - University of California, Berkeley

Research in Professor Kenneth N. Raymond's laboratory designing, synthesizing, and evaluating novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) contrast agents. I supervise three undergraduates on independent research projects.

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Aug 2009 - Present
Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) - University of California, Berkeley

Chem 3A/3AL Organic Chemistry Fall 2009
Chem 3B/3BL Organic Chemistry Fall 2010
Chem 3A/3AL Organic Chemistry Spring 2012
*Volunteered to teach two sections to ease departmental budget crisis

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Aug 2009 - Present
Degree - University  
Ph.D., Chemistry - University of California, Berkeley

Advisor: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond.

I am currently the Social Chair for Iota Sigma Pi as well as the Official Hydrogen Chapter Delegate of the 2011 Triennial Convention. Since 2009, I have been the Holiday Party emcee for the Graduate Life Committee. Additionally, I am the 2011-2012 Graduate Student Handbook Editor.

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2009 - 2014
B.S., Chemistry (Honors) - Trinity College

Advisor: Professor Richard V. Prigodich

Thesis: Using the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) to image the osteocalcin binding location on type I tropocollagen

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2006 - 2009
Publication Info
Silica microparticles as a solid support for gadolinium phosphonate magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents. Duncan AK, Klemm PJ, Raymond KN, Landry CC J Am Chem Soc. 134(19):8046-9. doi: 10.1021/ja302183w. May 16, 2012. View on PubMed.
Improving T₁ and T₂ magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents through the conjugation of an esteramide dendrimer to high-water-coordination Gd(III) hydroxypyridinone complexes. Klemm PJ, Floyd WC 3rd, Smiles DE, Fréchet JM, Raymond KN Contrast Media Mol Imaging. 7(1):95-9. doi: 10.1002/cmmi.483. February 2012. View on PubMed.
Conjugation effects of various linkers on Gd(III) MRI contrast agents with dendrimers: optimizing the hydroxypyridinonate (HOPO) ligands with nontoxic, degradable esteramide (EA) dendrimers for high relaxivity. Floyd WC 3rd, Klemm PJ, Smiles DE, Kohlgruber AC, Pierre VC, Mynar JL, Fréchet JM, Raymond KN J Am Chem Soc. 133(8):2390-3. doi: 10.1021/ja110582e. March 2, 2011. View on PubMed.
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