Tristan Eifler, PhD

Tristan Eifler, PhD

Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry

Phone: (916) 686-8378

Education and Postdoctoral Training

  • PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California – Davis
  • BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of California – Davis


Dr. Tristan Eifler accepted a postdoctoral appointment in the Peterlin Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco at Parnassus soon after earning his doctorate. He worked at UCSF studying transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes for two years before moving back to Sacramento in 2016.

He spent two years working at an agricultural diagnostic laboratory in Davis specializing in identifying grapevine pathogens. During this time he gradually transitioned back to higher education, attending the Los Rios Community College District Faculty Diversity Internship Program and eventually joined the Los Rios adjunct professor pool.

Since then Dr. Eifler has worked full-time as an adjunct at multiple colleges, including Woodland Community College, Sacramento City College, American River College, UC Davis and, of course, California Northstate University College of Health Sciences. He has taught biology, biochemistry, general chemistry and organic chemistry courses.

Dr. Eifler's research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including Biochemistry, Nucleic Acids Research, Molecular and Cellular Biology and Cell Host and Microbe. He is also a member of the Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society.