Huawen Lin, first author of MAPINS, a highly efficient detection method that identifies insertional mutations and complex DNA rearrangements
Current Position: Instructor, Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Education: PhD in Plant Physiology from Washington University in St. Louis
Non-scientific Interests: Baking and travelling with my family
Brief bio: I completed my PhD studies with Dr. Ursula W. Goodenough on sex determination in the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. As a postdoc I worked on Chlamydomonas cilia and nicotinamide metabolism with Dr. Susan K. Dutcher. My current research focuses on developing new methods based on next generation sequencing to identify causative mutations from multiple cilia and basal body mutants and performing functional characterization of these mutants.