Dr. Tran is a co-founder of Triton Algae Innovations. At Triton, Dr. Tran has worked as a Senior Scientist and now helps to manage the research team as a Director of R&D. Dr. Tran dedicated his time to developing the molecular genetic tools necessary for engineering Chlamydomonas reinhardtii , a novel green algae, to produce relevant commercial products. Furthermore, Dr. Tran has developed the genetic tools necessary to produce recombinant proteins in their green algae using a scalable fermentation production strategy. In addition to his scientific roles at Triton, Dr. Tran has authored and been awarded two small business grants from the National Science Foundation. Dr. Tran is a co-author on 5 patents and 13 international peer review research articles. Dr. Tran earned his Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and BS degree in Biochemistry and Cell biology from UC San Diego.