Shin Lin

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Professor Emeritus, Developmental & Cell Biology
School of Biological Sciences
Ph.D., UCLA, 1971, Biological Chemistry
M.S., San Diego State University, 1967, Chemistry
B.S., U.C. Davis, 1965, Chemistry
Phone: (949) 824-1996
University of California, Irvine
2108 McGaugh Hall
Mail Code: 2300
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Integrative Medicine and Health, Complementary and Alternative medicine, mind/body signaling, qigong, tai chi, acupuncture, exercise physiology
Academic Distinctions
NIH Research Career Development Awardee (1976-1981).
Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science (elected 1982).
President, Society of Chinese Biophysicists in America (1996).
Permanent Co-Chair, World Congress for Qigong (from 2004).
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco (1971-1974).
Research Abstract
Dr. Lin's laboratory is using hi-tech approaches (e.g., Heart Rate Variability analysis of Electrocardiogram, Independent Component Analysis of Electroencephalogram, Electromyography, Laser Doppler Flowmetry measurement of blood flow, Infra Red Thermography for monitoring body temperature,Single Square Voltage Pulse method for measurement of conductance and capacitance at acupuncture points, Gas Discharge Visualization of bioelectrical fields, Single Photon Counting of biophoton emission, etc. ) to study physiological changes in mind/body functions and bioenergy fields associated with mind-body practices and acupuncture therapy, two major modalities of complementary and alternative medicine.
Short Biography
Following his postdoctoral training in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Lin was on the faculty of the Thomas C. Jenkins Department of Biophysics of Johns Hopkins University, serving as the Chair of the Department for over a dozen years. He was Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies before joining the University of California, Irvine in 1997 to become Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and subsequently Associate Vice Chancellor of Biomedical Initiatives.
Hintz, K.J., G.L. Yount, I. Kadar, G. Schwartz, R. Hammerschlag, and S. Lin. (2003). Bioenergy definitions and research guidelines. Alternative Therapies for Health and Medicine 9: A13-30.
Shen, Z.Y., S. Lin, P. Yu, Y.Q. Zhu, Q.H. Zhang, and M.H. Qu, (2009). The influence of respiratory frequency adjustment on heart rate variability. J. Practical Electrocardiology JS 18: 323-325.
Qin, Z., Y.Jin, S. Lin, and N.S. Hermanowicz. (2009). A forty-five year follow-up EEG study of Qigong practice. Int. J. Neuroscience 119: 538-552.
Shen, Z.Y., R.G. Liu, S. Lin, P. Yu, Q.H. Zhang, Y.Q. Zhu, W.L. Yu, and M.H. Qu. (2012). Relationship between cycle and morphological characteristics of night time respiratory and heart rate variability. J. Practical Electrocardiography 21: 157-164.
Zhu, Y.Q., Z.Y. Shen, S. Lin, S.B. Yan, H.B. Chen, and R.G. Liu. (2014). The influence of autonomic nerve block on rabbits’ heart rate under respiratory regulation. J. Practical Electrocardiography 23: 405-410.
Lin, S., S. McClellan, I. Daelucian, and C. Lee. (2016). Pilot study on Tai Chi/Qigong scientifically designed for perimenopausal/menopausal women with symptoms refractory to conventional medical therapies. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 22: A35-36.
Lin, S., Z.-Y. Shen, P. Li, J. Tam, S. Pham, R. Pham, and T. Nguyen. (2016). Qigong-Style Deep/Slow/Even Breathing Affects Peripheral Blood Perfusion and Decreases Heart Rate and Blood Pressure During Stressful Video Game. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 0: p. A82.
Lin, S., Z.Y. Shen, and T. Ross. (2017). Factors influencing the use of heart rate variability for evaluating autonomic nervous function in mind/body research. J. Practical Electrocardiology 26: 84-93.
Li, Y., T. Xu, X. Chen, S. Lin, M. Cho, D. Sun, and M.M. Yang. (2017). Effects of direct current electric fields on lung cancer cells electrotaxis in a PMMA-based microfluidic device. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chem., 409: 2163-2178.
Lin, S., J. Nguyen, J.K. Tran, and X. Zhang. (2018). Real Time Relief of Video-Induced Stress by Acupressure Stimulation of Relaxation Points Used for Symptom Cluster. Global Adv. Health & Med. 7, p. 193.
Lin, S., M. Bayasgalan, T. Nguyen, M. Elabd, M. Elabd, M. Luu-Trong. H. Vuong, T. Do, E. Nguyen, and D. Ayala. (2019). Comparison of the Potential of Yoga Poses versus Tai Chi/Qigong Exercises for Low Back Pain measured by Electromyography and Laser Doppler Flowmetry. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 25, A16.
Lin, S., M. Luu-Trong, H. Vuong, M. Elabd, V. Huang, A. Garcia, M. Elabd, and M. Elabd. (2020). Difference in time course of change in blood perfusion/flow between acupoints and sham points following acupressure treatment. Global Adv. Health & Med. 9, p. 56.
Lin, S. and G. Chevalier. (2021). Vital energy health, and medicine. In: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Embodiment. Understanding Human Being. N. K. Dess, ed., Routledge Press, N.Y., London.
Professional Societies
American Society for Cell Biology
American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biophysical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Other Experience
Editorial Board
Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2003
Editorial Board
Chinese Medicine Journal 2005—2017
Founding Director
International Alliance for Mind/Body Signaling & Energy Research 2002
Scientific Board
UCI's Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine 2003
Chairman, Think Tank on Biofield Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health 2006
National Advisory Council on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health 2008—2012
Scientific Advisory Group on Non-Pharmacological Management of Pain and Stress in the Military
National Institutes of Health 2013
Visiting Professor
Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2005—2019
Visiting Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry
City University of Hong Kong 2013
Research Centers
Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute
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