Chantel Nguyen Tran – Summer 2017 Allergan SURF Fellow

The Chaput lab would like to congratulate our very own undergraduate, Chantel Nguyen Tran for her award of the UCI Allergan Summer Undergraduate Research Program (UROP) fellowship for summer 2017! Her proposed research project is structural studies that probe the mechanism of unnatural nucleotide replication in engineered DNA polymerases, in which she will be working closely and under the guidance of Nicholas Chim, Facilities Manager in the Chaput Lab.

During this summer fellowship, we know that Chantel will be working hard and greatly help the Chaput lab look further into TNA polymerases and their activity. We also look forward to seeing her research results and findings be formally presented at the UCI Undergraduate Research Symposium in May 2018.