Tian Tian

Tian Tian

Position Title
Scientist at Amyris


I earned my Ph.D. majoring in food science and emphasizing in food chemistry. My research experience mainly focused on the chemical analysis of food product by SPME, GC-MS and HPLC-MS. I joined the lab in spring 2013 and worked on the analysis of oligosaccharides in coffee.


  • Ph.D. Student in Food Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 09/2011- 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, China P.R., 09/2007-06/2011
  • Exchange Student in Food Science and Technology, University of Guelph, ON, Canada, 09/2009-05/2010

Professional Experience

Staff Scientist:

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Sunnyvale, CA 2019-Present


Amyris, Emeryville, CA 2018-2019

Post Doctoral Fellow:

Barile lab, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 2017-2018

Research Assistant:

Styrene Analysis in Table Olive Project, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 03/2012- 09/2013

Responsible for method development and operation on detection of styrene monomer in table olive products by Solid Phase Micro Extraction-Gas Chromatography-Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry.

Clinical Pharmacological Lab InternshipNational Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health Bethesda, MD 03/2011-06/2011

Responsible for help on method development and validation on Pharmacokinetic study of an anticancer drug and its metabolites in human blood by Ultra-High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Teaching Assistant:

  • University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 09/2011-now