Tristan Chan

Undergraduate Student Researcher
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My main research goal is to understandthe effect of surfactants and hydration on membrane protein functions. We are currently 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. We are 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)