Michael Lin

Michael Z Lin

Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Associate Professor, Bioengineering
Associate Professor (By courtesy), Chemical and Systems Biology
Member, Bio-X
Member, Cardiovascular Institute
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)
Faculty Fellow, Sarafan ChEM-H
Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
BA, Harvard University, Biochemical Sciences (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)
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.