Chase completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University studying membrane protein structural biology with Dr. Liang Feng’s. Notably, Chase successfully isolated a blood-brain barrier membrane transport protein known as a major facilitator superfamily domain containing 2a (Mfsd2a). He then went on to conduct functional studies and determine the high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy structure of this protein. Prior to his enrollment in graduate school, Chase worked with Dr. Merritt Maduke at Stanford characterizing small-molecule inhibitors for the CLC-K family of chloride channels, utilizing electrophysiology techniques.
Before joining Interline, Chase worked at Syngenta, where he focused on protein purification and the engineering of insecticidal traits.
Outside of the lab, Chase enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time with his partner Nicole and their dachshund mix named Yoda.