Recognizing Plant Physiology first authors: Huawen Lin

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.