1985 Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, BS, Biology

1996 State University of New York, Albany, NY, PhD, Neuroscience

2003 The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA, Research Associate


Xiamen University - China , Biology
Graduate School
SUNY at Albany (1996)

Research Interest

  • Electrophysiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurodegeneration
  • Synapse formation, function, maintenance and degeneration


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A conserved megaprotein-based molecular bridge critical for lipid trafficking and cold resilience.
Wang C, Wang B, Pandey T, Long Y, Zhang J, Oh F, Sima J, Guo R, Liu Y, Zhang C, Mukherjee S, Bassik M, Lin W, Deng H, Vale G, McDonald JG, Shen K, Ma DK, Nat Commun 2022 Nov 13 1 6805
Structural and functional alterations of neuromuscular synapses in a mouse model of ACTA1 congenital myopathy
Yun Liu and Weichun Lin bioRxiv 2022
Genetic deletion of Kiaa1109 in mice leads to developmental defects at the neuromuscular junction
Yun Liu and Weichun Lin bioRxiv 2022


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Electrophysiological characterization of neuromuscular synaptic dysfunction in mice. In Methods in Molecular Biology

Yoshie Sugiura, Fujun Chen, Yun Liu and Weichun Lin (2011).

Honors & Awards

  • Mallinckrodt Scholar
    Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation (2006)
  • Effie Marie Cain Scholar in Medical Research
    U.T. Southwestern Endowed Scholar Award, 2003-2007 (2003)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Le Ducq Foundation (2000)