The Lin Lab Departments of Pediatrics and Bioengineering

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDMichael Z. Lin, MD PhD
Principal Investigator


Michael Z. Lin received an A.B. summa cum laude in Biochemistry from Harvard, an M.D. from UCLA, and a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. After training in biochemistry and neurobiology as a PhD student with Michael Greenberg at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lin performed postdoctoral research on fluorescent proteins and reporter engineering with Roger Y. Tsien at UCSD. In 2009, Dr. Lin was appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering at Stanford, where he initiated a research program on engineering fluorescent proteins for FRET and imaging in whole animals, creating new sensors of neuronal activity and plasticity, and controlling protein activities with light. In his spare time, he tries to convince others of the merits of base 8. Dr. Lin is a recipient of a Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists, a Rita Allen Scholar Award, and Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award. Email

Michael Lin, MD, PhDYang Geng, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Yang graduated from Peking University with a bachelor's degree in Biotechnology. She received a doctorate in Neuroscience at Vanderbilt University studying kinase regulation of chloride channels in dorsal root ganglion neurons. 

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDJun Chu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Jun did his graduate studies on fluorescent proteins at the Britton Chance Center for Biomedical Photonics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDFrancois St-Pierre, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Francois received a B.A. and an M.A. in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge (U.K.). He earned his PhD from MIT in Computational and Systems Biology in the lab of Dr. Drew Endy (now at Stanford). In Dr. Endy’s lab, Francois studied fate selection of phage-infected bacteria at the single cell level, and built new synthetic biology tools using phage-derived functions.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDYing Yang, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Ying is interested in molecular neuroscience. She's a forever PKUer and a Dukee. Go Devil go!

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDYounghee Oh, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar


Younghee graduated from Seoul National University, and earned her PhD from KAIST in Korea. She is interested in the fluorescecne based in vivo imaging and biomedical applications.

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Namdoo Kim, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Namdoo received B.S. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Seoul National University in South Korea. During graduate student, he studied membrance protein trnasfer by DNA-mediated membrane fusion and super resolution STED nanoscopy. He is interested in a force-sensitive split GFP and split GFP-based translocation.

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Amy Lam
Graduate Student

Amy graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Bioengineering. Growing up in Sacramento, she's succeeded in remaining in a two hours radius!

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDConor Jacobs
Graduate Student

Conor earned his B.A. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Lewis & Clark College. He is currently a graduate student in the Biology Ph.D. program.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDXin Zhou
Graduate Student

Xin earned her B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University. She is currently a graduate student in the Bioengineering Ph.D. program.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDHokyung Kay Chung
Graduate Student

Kay earned her B.S. in pharmacy from Seoul National University. She is currently a graduate student in the Biology Ph.D. program.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDMariya Chavarha
Graduate Student

Mariya is currently a graduate student in the Bioengineering Ph.D. program.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDBongjae Benjamin Kim
Graduate Student

Benjamin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Biochemistry and is currently a graduate student in the department of Bioengineering. He is interested in engineering a new class of fluorescent protein systems.

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Lan Xiang Liu
Life Science Research Assistant

Lan graduated from Beijing Agricultural University. She is a life science research assistant in the laboratory. Outside of the lab, she loves hikng and cooking!

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Bryce Bajar
Research Assistant

Bryce graduated in 2014 with a BS in Bioengineering from Stanford. He is interested in engineering new biological reporters and tools.

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Michael Pan
Research Assistant

Michael graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Bioengineering in May 2014. He is interested in improving protein function to produce more effective molecular devices, and the potential applications of these devices.

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Alumni

Yong Tang
MD/PhD student

Yong is a 2014 summer rotation student in the lab. He is currently in the MD/PhD program.

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDEmily S. Wang
High School Student

Since August 2012, Emily has researched in the Lin Lab, where she is working on developing bright and photostable fluorescent proteins. She will attend Harvard in Fall 2014 and is interested in studying biology and computer science. Email

 

 

 

Michael Lin, MD, PhDLinlin Fan
Research Assistant

Linlin was an undergraduate student in Peking University majoring in biology. She was a 2012 summer undergraduate visiting scholar at Stanford. After graduation she came back and worked as a research assistant in the lab for a year. She is going to Harvard for her graduate school.

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Jacqueline Jialin Tao
Undergraduate Student

Jacqueline is a Stanford undergraduate student in Bioengineering.

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Hyokeun Park, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Hyokeun received a B.S. and a M.S. degree from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on single molecule fluorescence. He worked with Richard W. Tsien to work on synaptic vesicles using three-dimensional microscopy. He is now a faculty member of HKUST!  Email 

 

 

 

Jihye Seong, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Jihye earned her B.S. and M.S. in Pharmacy from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. degree in

Neuroscience from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She worked on live-cell imaging of oncogenic

signaling using subcellular targeted FRET biosensors. She is interested in optogenetic control of   oncogenic

protein activity using fluorescence proteins. She is now a faculty member of KIST! Email

 

 

Jessica Hsu
Undergraduate Student

Jessica is a Caltech undergraduate student in Chemistry. She has worked in the Lin lab since the summer of 2012 to develop and optimize new fluorescent protein systems.

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Xiaozhe Ding
Undergraduate Student

Xiaozhe is an undergraduate student majoring in biological sciences at Tsinghua University. He is currently a 2013 summer undergraduate visiting student in the lab. He loves the sunshine and fresh air in California!

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Michael Lin, MD, PhDAditya Nandy
High School Student

Aditya is participating in the Stanford Institutes of Medical Research (SIMR) Program. He has graduated from

American High School in Fremont, CA and will be attending UC Berkeley in Fall 2013. Aditya is working with

Hyokeun on his project: studying the morphology changes of dendritic spines by activation of Intersectin.

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Amanda Miguel
Graduate Student

Amanda was a rotation student in the Lin Lab. She is currently a graduate student in the Bioengineering PhD

program.

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Austin Lee-Richerson
Graduate Student

Austin earned his B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and M.S. in

Bioengineering from Stanford University. He is working in the consulting company BCG in Chicago.

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William Chen
Undergraduate Student

William is a Stanford undergraduate student.

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Margaret Butko, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Margaret received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at UC San Diego with Dr. Roger Tsien. Her thesis work focused on designing reporters to study protein dynamics at synapses by correlated light and electron microscopy and identifying synaptic proteins that contribute to synapse stability by mass spectrometry-based proteomics. She is interested in elucidating molecular mechanisms governing neuronal dynamics, especially those that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases.  Email 

 

 

Yunwen Huo, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. "H" received a Ph.D. degree in Molecular Virology from Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences.

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Chi Zhang
Graduate Student

Chi received his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University. He was an summer undergraduate scholar in the

lab, and he is currently a graduate student in Department of Chemistry at MIT.

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Arielle Yablonovitch
Graduate Student

Arielle earned her B.S. in Biophysics from UC San Diego, and is currently a first-year Biophysics Ph.D. student.

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Fon Kanokwan

Undergraduate Student

Fon is an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.

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   Prae Numswangneth

   Undergraduate Student

   Prae is a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering from Thailand. She attended Choate Rosemary Hall for a

   year before coming to Stanford. In spring 2010, she studied abroad in Kyoto, Japan

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Veronica Rangel AlarconVeronica Rangel Alarcon

Research Assistant 2009-2010

Veronica graduated from Stanford in 2007 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with Distinction and a minor in Chemistry. When not riding public transportation in Stanford, Chicago, or Shenzhen, she enjoys engineering new signal transduction proteins.

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Alexandar Reinaldo Perez

Undergraduate Student Summer 2010

Alec just finished his second year at Cornell University where I study computational biology along with science of earth systems. He once participated in a semester long practical joke which involved creating a fictional student whose sole purpose was to annoy the housing authority in a university dorm.

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Future Lab Members

Winston Lin and Nerf BrainWinston David Si-Cheng Lin
Baby

Baby Winston was born on June 16, 2009. He has yet to receive a degree in anything, but is currently learning reading words and single-digit addition. He may be contacted by email, but may take a few years to respond. Email

 

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2010 Castle Rock Hike
2011 Portola Redwoods Hike
2012 Marin Headlands Hike
2013 San Francisco Trip
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