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

 

Yang GengYang 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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Jun 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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Francois 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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Ying 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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Younghee 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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 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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 Conor 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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   Xin 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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  Hokyung 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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  Mariya Chavarha

    Graduate Student

    Mariya is a Stanford graduate student in Bioengineering. She is doing s summer rotation in the lab.

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  Linlin Fan

    Undergraduate Student

    Linlin is an undergraduate student in Peking University majoring in biology. She was a 2012 summer

    undergraduate visiting scholar. And now she comes back and works as a research assistant in the lab.

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  Jacqueline Jialin Tao

    Undergraduate Student

    Jacqueline is a Stanford undergraduate student in Bioengineering.

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  Emily S. Wang

High School Student

   Emily has interned in the Lin Lab since August of 2012 and is working on developing bright,

   photostable fluorescent proteins. Her past experiences include investigating the anti-cancer

   effects of propolis, designing a solar egg incubator with a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant, acting  

   in television commercials and documentaries, as well as observing the foraging skills of captive

   sub-adult giant pandas.

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Alumni

 

Hyokeun Park, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

Hyokeun received a B.S. and a M.S. degree from Seould 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.

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   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.

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  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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  Aditya 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 going to work in the consulting company BCG in Chicago.

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  William Chen

    Undergraduate Student

    William is a Stanford undergraduate student in Bioengineering.

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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 HuoYunwen Huo, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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

Rotation 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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Alex

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

 

Lab Photos

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