Tan, his wife Thuy, and two children have been living in Des Moines, Washington for eight years. Tan was one of the “boat people” escaped out of Vietnam on a small fishing boat. Growing up during the Vietnam War and in five refugee camps taught him the values of prudence, hard work, and caring. Tan worked hard to achieve the American Dream, graduating from an Ivy League college.
|Education:M.S., Biochemistry, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
P.B.S, Education, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT
B.S., Chemistry, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
Trinity Christian High School, Cedar Hill, TX
As a Scientist
Collectively, Tan had about ten years of medical research experience. His research involved the study of:
-Mitochondrial DNA in tumorigenesis
-Fragile X syndrome genetic locus
-Viral enhancer in leukemia specificity
-MHC class I gene expression
-Epitope variation in CTL-resistant virus
-Insulin-secreting cell lines
As a Teacher
Tan is a Washington State certified teacher. Tan taught both high school as a science teacher and as an adjunct college instructor. As a former refugee, Tan feels that he owes a great deal to this country and helping families and students achieve the American Dream through education is one of the greatest ways to repay his debt to America. This was the reason Tan left the biotechnology industry to enter the classroom.
As a teacher, I hope my phone does not ring during class. For more information, please email, leave message, or fax. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
Tan M. Lam