Frieda Chan


As a Scientist and Mathematician, Frieda Chan is currently both a Business Development and Industry Relations Fellow and a Post-Doctorate Fellow in the laboratory of Hans-Peter Kiem MD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigating HSCs and other blood related diseases. She has two publication in submission (Nature Medicine and Human Gene Therapy) and one patent aplication. She obtained her PhD in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University investigating mechanisms within spermatogonial stem cells that regulate self-renewal and differentiation with funding from an NIH Molecular Biosciences Training Grant. She was the second prize winner of the Pre-Doctorate Oral-Presentation at the Center for Reproductive Biology.
 Her notable awards include: 
the Steven Fodor and Janelle Benoit Graduate Fellowship and the John C. Ross, Vera Ross, and Avron J. Ross Medical Microbiology Endowment Fund, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Undergraduate in Biological and Mathematical Summer Research Grant, and NSF Research Fund for the Girl Power 21st Century Project. Her most recent publication "Functional and Molecular Features of Id4+ Germline Stem Cell Population in Mouse Testes" can be found in Genes and Development. Additionally, she has presented her research at American Society of Hematology Annual Conference, the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Annual Conference, Gordon Research Conference: Mammalian Reproduction, Cold Springs Harbor laboratory: Germ Cells Meeting, and Society of the Study of Reproduction Annual Meeting. 

During her time at WSU, she has been T.A. for courses such as Introductory to Microbiology (MBios 101), Introduction to Molecular Biology (Biol101), and Introduction to Biochemistry (MBios303). As a rotation student, she was a member of the Smerdon and Wyrick labs investigating the role of chromatin structure in regulating DNA repair in yeast. She pursued her Post-Baccalaureate in Microbiology and Mathematics at Washington State University while investigating the mechanisms of mammalian LINE-1 retrotransposition and applications in functional genomics in the An lab (2010-11). In spring 2010, she was invited to present her research in the Antifungal Properties of Streptomyces at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference. During 2003-2005, she participated as a research and teaching assistant in a three-year project for Girl Power 21st Century funded by the National Science Foundation(NSF). 

Flutist, Frieda Chan, has performed through out Asia, Europe and US as soloist, recitalist and orchestral musician. Currently residing in Pullman, Washington, Ms. Chan is Principal Flute with the Rendezvous Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Coeur D'Alene Opera, 2nd flute with the Sound Wave Music Festival Orchestra, and Piccoloist with the Walla Walla Symphony. During her tenure in New York City, she pursued her Doctorate of Musical Arts under the tutelage of Carol Wincenc and Jeffrey Khaner.

With the invitation from Maestro Chitaru, she made her professional debut at age 17 as guest principal flutist for the Kobe Philharmonic, Japan. In her vast orchestral experience, Ms. Chan has had the privilege to perform with the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Neeme Järvi and Itzhak Perlman.

She has been featured as soloist with the Coeur D'Alene Symphony, Washington Idaho Symphony Chamber Players, the Connoisseur Concerts Spokane, the Catania Music Festival, Italy; the Okayama Music Festival, Japan; Orchestra Filharmonic di Bacau, Orchestra Filharmonic di Ploesti and the Bucharest "George Enescu" Philharmonic Orchestra, Romania and the Metropolitan Chamber Players. 

Ms. Chan is a founding member of the Metropolitan Chamber Players, Spokane Flute Center and Spokane Winds (quintet). In 2007, she was grant recipient from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. She is the recipient of the Nelson Hauenstein Memorial Scholarship, the Robert & Sylvia Zell Memorial Scholarship, and the J&V McIntosh Memorial Scholarship.

She received her Bachelor of Music with Timothy Day at San Francisco Conservatory where she was a prize winner for their concerto competition. Subsequently, she continued to obtain her Masters of Music at University of Michigan with Amy Porter.Ms. Chan was former faculty at the Long Island Conservatory of Music SUNY, Lycée Français de New York, and the LISMA International Music Festival/Competition and the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. 

In her free time, she is an avid traveler, ballerina, singer, and chef. She participates in Agility Trials with her border collie, Artemis. She is a member of the Pocock Rowing Center Masters Competitive Men's Team as coxswain, having participated in races such as Head of the Lake in Seattle, Head of the Charles, Head of the Spokane, Head of the Pend Oreille.