Frieda Chan

Scientist, Flutist

A Renaissance woman with mastery in diverse disciplines, Frieda Chan is an accomplished PhD research scientist, a patent advisor and inventor, a world class professional musician, a medalist at international rowing regatta as coxswain, a titled champion handler at national agility trials with her border collie (Artemis), a finisher of US half marathon and triathlon, black belt (Shodan) in karate,  a board member for local organic and sustainable community garden and a singer for the local symphony chorale.

As a flutist, Frieda has performed through out Asia, Europe and US as soloist, recitalist and orchestral musician. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington, Ms. Chan performs with the Philharmonia Northwest, the Seattle Wind Symphony, the Lake Union Civic Orchestra and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra.  Additionally, she 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.

As a scientist, she is currently a Patent Technical Advisor at Cooley LLP. 
She obtained her Ph.D in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University (WSU) with funding from an NIH Molecular Biosciences Training Grant. Subsequently, she was a Post-Doctorate Research Fellow in the laboratory of Hans-Peter Kiem MD at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigating gene therapies for blood related diseases. 

She is bilingual in English and Chinese and has elementary proficiency in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.