Shuo Lin

Shuo Lin


Los Angeles, CA 90095 4325 Life Sciences Building
Campus - 160606
CA Life Science Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Lab Number:
(310) 267-4972


Director, Zebrafish
Professor, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
Member, Brain Research Institute, California NanoSystems Institute, Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area, Gene Regulation GPB Home Area, Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area


Research Interests

We are a group of scientists in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology at UCLA. We use zebrafish to investigate the molecular mechanisms by which diverse and specialized cell types are developed during vertebrate embryogenesis. Our main interests include studying hematopoietic and vascular development, and pancreas organogenesis. We also use zebrafish to model human diseases and facilitate the identification of therapeutic agents. Chemical biology coupled with zebrafish genetics has been used in our laboratory to identify and develop small molecule candidates with the potential to treat cancers. To better advance zebrafish as a model organism for the research community, we are undertaking genome-wide mutagenesis with retroviral insertions and large-scale transgenic reporter gene expression for tissue specific genes by using GFP/RFP enhancer traps and BAC transgenesis. To learn more about our research program, please visit our lab home page at



Shuo Lin is a developmental biologist and geneticist who has served on the UCLA College of Life Science faculty since he joined the Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology in 2001. He became a full professor in 2003. Prior to joining UCLA he was a faculty member at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Lin earned his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry at Boston University School of Medicine in 1991. He was a postdoctoral fellow in Nancy Hopkins? laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1991-1995, where he worked on genetic studies of zebrafish. Dr. Lin is actively involved in graduate education and biomedical research. His laboratory research centers on genetics of hematopoietic/vascular development and organogenesis.


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