Piper is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Chemistry in the laboratory of Prof. Kenneth N. Raymond. She is working on making magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents more effective using oxygen donor chelators for lanthanides. Her research collaborators include Prof. Jill Millstone (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. William C. Floyd, III “Tripp” (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), Alexandra K. Duncan and Professor Christopher C. Landry (University of Vermont), Brett Helms (Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), Professor Jean M. J. Frechet (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Michael Winter (University of California, San Francisco), Professor Michael A. Marletta (The Scripps Research Institute).
Synthesis of UV-active HOPO complexes.
In the lab (left) and giving my first group meeting to the Raymond Group (February 2010).
American Chemical Society Spring National Meetings (left) 2010 in San Francisco, California with Raymond Group Members Allyson Sia and Professor Carmelo Sgarlata and (right) 2011 in Anaheim, California with my poster co-authored by Dr. William C. Floyd, III, Dr. Christopher M. Andolina, Heidi M. Kieler-Ferguson, Danil E. Smiles, Professor Jean M. J. Frechet and Professor Kenneth N. Raymond.
Piper’s Graduate Research Seminar (GRS) open to the public at University of California, Berkeley, in April 2011.
Piper giving Raymond Group Meeting in March 2011 (left) and at her celebration for passing her qualifying exam in April 2011 with Dr. Sylvie L. Pailloux.
Research progressing in the Raymond lab.
The Raymond Group in March 2011. Dr. Chengbao Ni, Dr. Christopher M. Andolina, Danil Smiles, Tiffany Pham, Dr. Ga-Lai Law, Ryan Peretz, David Tatum, Piper J. Klemm, Casey Brown, Ben Allred, Professor Kenneth N. Raymond, Michelle Keyser, Allyson Sia, Anna E. R. Faris, Professor Petr Hermann, Dr. Sylvie L. Pailloux, and Dr. Jide Xu.
The Raymond Group in September 2011: Professor Kenneth N. Raymond, Piper J. Klemm, Dr. Ga-Lai Law, Dr. Tatsuya Fukushima, Christian Villanueva, Dr. Sylvie L. Pailloux, Billy Hart-Cooper, Casey Brown, Anna Faris, Michelle Keyser, Marisa Hom, Ben Allred, Derrick Tao, Allyson Sia, Vicky Jun, Tiffany Pham, David Tatum, & Dr. Oanh Lam
Piper with a Scanning Electron Microscope in the Department of Chemistry at Trinity College in 2007. The Prigodich Group in Summer 2007: Brice Vallieres, Ashley Swiggett, Caitlin Farrell, Madelyn Light, and Piper J. Klemm.
Trinity researchers at the American Chemical Society Spring national meeting, 2008 in New Orleans, LA: Professor Thomas Mitzel, Piper J. Klemm, Katharine Spencer, Kwame Frimpong, Jonathan Nyce, and Professor Richard Prigodich. Right: ACS Spring National Meeting in 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT- Madelyn Light and Piper J. Klemm with her poster.
Trinity College Chemistry and Biochemistry majors, Class of 2009: Peter Hendrickson, Jonathan Nyce, Madelyn Light, Carrie Disa, Jonathan Ashby, Coco Nichols, Samantha Levy, Megan McNamara, Piper J. Klemm, Brice Vallieres, Laura Eckman, Stephen Bloom, Neena T. Chakrabarti, Ashley Swiggett, and Jennifer Gifford.
Co-peer reviewed articles for Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Bioconjugate Chemistry, & Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.