Tristan Nolan is a PhD student in the School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science in University College Dublin (UCD).
Tristan graduated from UCD with a BSc in Genetics, and a structured elective in statistics and data analytics in 2018. Tristan undertook his 4th year undergraduate project in Professor Wim Meijer’s laboratory, investigating pollution of rivers in Dublin, with an emphasis on microbial source tracking.
Tristan is from Ringsend, a small village located in south Dublin and adjacent to the river Liffey. Ringsend has a rich history with rowing, going back over 80 years. His family has rowed over multiple generations, and he has rowed since the age of 8, making his research very personal.