Welcome to the Lin Lab!

  The Lin Lab opened at the end of 2017. We are interested in probing proteins modifications and proteins life cycle with chemical and biological methods. Generally, we aim to develop innovative chemical biology tools and apply them in basic biology researches as well as clinic applications.  

  We welcome interested and self-motivated postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, undergraduate student and staff scientist to join our lab. Researchers in our lab will learn modern techniques in chemical biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. 

 What is chemical biology?   How to be a good chemical biologist?

"Your view of biology may be biased by the specific expertise or focus of your graduate or postgraduate chemical biology lab, so expose yourself to a more traditional biology lab before becoming an independent chemical biology researcher. "      

Peng Chen

"Be multilingual in communicating the value of chemistry and chemical approaches to biological discovery, but work on advancing fundamental knowledge in chemical space. Innovative chemistry will lead to innovative biology, if not now, then potentially in the future."       

Christopher J. Chang

"It's important to identify new questions, dive into real biology and establish your own identity. You need to speak the language of biologists and work closely with them."

Chuan He

"To continue to embrace the complexity of biological systems, new chemical methods to interrogate the structure and function of such systems in their intact forms (in cells or animals, including humans) represent an exciting frontier.                                                                           

Benjamin F. Cravatt

"Deciphering the chemistry by which cells sense and integrate environmental signals into computations that lead to decisions and cell responses. We need technologies for multiplexed parallel and quantitative assessment of disparate biomolecules (biopolymers, lipids, ions, metabolites, etc.) in live cells and in real time to study the chemical circuits underlying cell responses."

Carolyn R. Bertozzi