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Michael Lin

Michael Lin

Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Neurobiology, of Bioengineering and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
BA, Harvard University, Biochemistry (1994)
PhD, Harvard Medical School, Biological & Biomedical Sciences, Lab of Michael E. Greenberg (2002)
MD, UCLA, Medicine (2004)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCSD, Lab of Roger Y. Tsien (2009)


(650) 721-1681

Our lab applies biochemical and engineering principles to the development of protein-based tools for imaging and control of biochemical processes. Topics of investigation include fluorescent proteins structure and biophysics, fluorescent protein-based biosensors, neuronal activity sensors, spatiotemporal analysis of protein translation pathways, chemical control of protein translation, and light-responsive proteins.