Dr. Lin’s research focus is RNA biology, with a particular interest in long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) biology. He has two main research directions: (1) To figure out functions and mechanisms of lncRNAs in physiology and pathology. The lncRNA of current interest is UCA1. (2) To develop RNA-centric methods for identification of lncRNA-binding partners. His teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include RNA biology, molecular biology and experimental methods in functional genomics.
Lin has a B.E. in biological engineering from Kunming University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the Institute Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He underwent postdoctoral training in RNA biology and cancer genomics at the University of California, Los Angeles and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Before joining Duke Kunshan University, he was a project scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.