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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Program Director

Li Lin, Ph.D.

Li Lin photo

6700B Rockledge Drive
Room 1249
Bethesda, MD 20892-6902

Focus Area

Aging; Alcohol-associated Liver Disease; cardiovascular disease; Immune function; alcohol-induced organ injury; Immunology; lung and vascular functions; translational research

Biographical Summary

Dr. Lin joined NIAAA after a research career in Johns Hopkins University and National Institute on Aging, where her work focused on immunobiology, vascular inflammation, and receptor biochemistry and signaling. She also has experience in protein engineering and transgenic animal models for aging research. Her portfolio covers broad research interests include immunobiology (innate and adaptive immunity), lung and mucosal pathology, inflammation, vascular biology, biology of aging, and proteostasis. Dr. Lin obtained her PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (currently Stony Brook University) and her postdoctoral training in Immunobiology was in Yale University and the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology in the University of California, San Francisco. 

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