Lin San San

  • Scholarship in 2006 at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen

Dr. Lin received the BSc degree with First Class Honor in Chemistry from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2002, and the MPhil degree in Immunology from The University of Hong Kong in 2004.   In 2006, she was awarded The Croucher Foundation Scholarship and pursued her PhD study in the University of Goettingen, Germany.  She also was the awardee of Dow Hong Kong Scholarship in 2001 and Elizabeth Gardner Scholarship in 2002.  Her main research interests include: 1) energy metabolism in apicomplexan organisms such as Toxoplasma gondii; 2) drug development and target validation; and 3) understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of tropical diseases.


She is continuing her research in Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she combines her Chemistry and Molecular Biology background and now is establishing a chemical-genetic strategy for studying the functions of essential apicomplexan kinases.  Additionally, she is involved in assay development and implementation of high throughput screens for identifying small molecule inhibitors for apicomplexan kinases.