Since 2021, Milo Lin has been appointed as assistant professor in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics. Since 2015, he is also a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Systems Biology. He is the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Endowed Scholar in Biomedical Computational Science. Milo Lin received his B.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Caltech in 2006 and 2012, respectively. His thesis work, under the mentorship of Ahmed Zewail, was on physical principles of protein folding. He was a Miller Independent Research Fellow, hosted by David Chandler, at UC Berkeley from 2012-2015.


California Inst of Technology (2006), Physics
Graduate School
California Inst of Technology (2012), Physics

Research Interest

  • Using statistical physics, interpretable deep learning, and molecular simulations, the Lin lab seeks design principles that constrain and modularize the behavior of biological systems. Current projects in the lab include predicting and designing information flow and allostery within proteins, generating truly de novo protein sequences for specified functions, and mapping biomolecular dynamics to the mathematical domain of scalable electronic circuits.


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Honors & Awards

  • Clauser Doctoral Prize
    Best PhD thesis over all fields as judged by originality and potential intellectual impact (2012-2012)
  • Miller Research Fellow
    Independent postdoctoral fellow hosted at UC Berkeley (2012-2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases (2016)
  • Dept. of Biophysics (2015)
  • Green Center for Systems Biology (2015)
  • Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics (2021)