Trần Thanh Tâm Phạm
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Phạm Trần Thanh Tâm or Tam Pham (they/chanh) is an AuDHD Viet-Canadian protein researcher and PhD candidate at Rainey Lab from Dalhousie University. Their research interest is in characterizing and understanding small protein interactions. Tam is passionate about science communication, especially in making science accessible to the general public and members of historically excluded communities. Outside of research, they are an advocate for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in STEM.
Tâm is a protein researcher, a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) biophysicist and a structural biologist in characterizing small peptides interaction to membrane/membrane mimetics and G-protein coupled receptors under Dr. Jan K. Rainey. In addition, Tâm has a variety of research experience in designing and commercializing cell-free paper-based biosensor systems due to their previous involvement with international Genetic Engineering Machinery (iGEM) Toronto team. As a part of their Honours project, they have characterized metalloprotein binding to metal ions and DNA with F-NMR under supervision of the late Dr. Deborah Zamble.
Pham, T. T. T.; Ghimire, A.; Simmons, J. R.; Song, Q.; Sulekha, A.; and Rainey, J. R, (2021) Handbook of Molecular Biotechnology. Chapters: 2.1 Protein Extraction (e.g., from cell/tissue sources); 2.3.5 HPLC; 3.1 Protein Extraction; 3.3.5 HPLC
Pham, T. T. T.; Rainey, J. K, (2021) On-cell nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to probe cell surface interactions. Biochem and Cell Biology.
Pandey, A.; Leblanc, D. M.; Parmar, H. B.; Pham, T. T. T.; Sarker, M.; Xu, L.; Duncan, R.; Liu, X. and Rainey, J. K., (2019) Structure, amphipathy, and topology of the membrane-proximal helix 8 influence apelin receptor plasma membrane localization. BBA - Biomembranes 1861(11):183036