Tristan Chan

Undergraduate Student
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(626) 283-0587

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PSBN 4650A



Tristan's main research goal was to understand the effect of surfactants and hydration on membrane protein functions. He was studying the membrane protein proteorhodopsin (PR) because it is easily characterized by its optical properties and is a good model protein for other membrane proteins. He was aiming to modulate PR by adjusting the external and internal surface hydration while in lipid vesicles using different surface active species.


  • 2013 - 2017: B.S., Biochemistry, Mathematics (Minor) University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)