Frieda Chan

Scientist, Flutist

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 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigating HSCs and blood related diseases. She currently has two publications in submission (Nature Medicine and Human Gene Therapy) and one patent application. She obtained her Ph.D in Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University (WSU) 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


As a Flutist, she has performed through out Asia, Europe and US as soloist, recitalist and orchestral musician. Currently residing in Pullman, Washington, Ms. Chan performs regularly with the Walla Walla Symphony, Rendezvous Summer Music Festival Orchestra, Coeur D'Alene Opera, Sound Wave Music Festival Orchestra, and Spokane Symphony. She was former flute faculty at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, Long Island Conservatory of Music, Lycée Français de New York, and the LISMA International Music Festival/Competition. 


During her Doctorate of Musical Arts candidacy at Stony Brook University, she was recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Grant while studying under the tutelage of Jeffrey Khaner (Curtis Institute) and Carol Wincenc (The Juilliard School).She received her Master of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with Amy Porter and Bachelor of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Timothy Day. She was the recipient of the Nelson Hauenstein Memorial Scholarship, the Robert & Sylvia Zell Memorial Scholarship, and the J&V McIntosh Memorial Scholarship.


A Renaissance women with mastery in diverse disciplines, she is an accomplished scientist, wold class professional musician, medalist at international rowing regatta as coxswain, titled champion at national agility trials with her border collie (Artemis), finisher of US half marathon and triathlon, black belt (Shodan) in karate, former board member of the Pullman Community Garden, and singer for the Spokane Symphony Chorale. 


She is bilingual with technical proficiency in both English and Chinese with elementary proficiency in French, Spanish, Italian, and German.