2010 - PhD Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
2003 - BA Chemistry, Occidental College
Dr Tran is a biophysical chemist with a broad interdisciplinary background in protein biochemistry, vibrational and X-ray spectroscopy, and molecular biology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Physical Biosciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where her research focused on determining the structure and mechanism of the oxygen-evolving complex in photosystem II during the Kok cycle. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, with an emphasis in vibrational spectroscopy and protein biochemistry. During her graduate studies, Dr Tran characterized a family of prokaryotic heme proteins, using resonance Raman spectroscopy, site-directed mutagenesis, and isotopic substitution to better understand their ligand binding and structural properties.
Dr Tran has co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed papers (4 as first author) in journals including Biochemistry, Nature, PNAS, and Science. She has presented her research at conferences held by the Biophysical Society, the American Chemical Society, and the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.
Dr Tran joined Edanz Group as a freelance editor in 2019. Her fields of expertise include vibrational spectroscopy, biophysical chemistry, and protein biochemistry.