Hang Lin, PhD

Dr. Hang Lin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lin received a BS in Biochemistry from Nanjing University, Nanjing, P.R.China. He received a PhD in Cell Biology from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R.China.

Dr. Lin was a Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. He has been with the University of Pittsburgh since 2010, as a Postdoctoral Associate and a Research Assistant professor. He currently holds 6 patents. In 2017, he received the University of Pittsburgh Innovator Award. He is also the NIA/NIH  Butler-Williams Scholar (2018).

Dr. Lin is a member of the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Membership Committee, a member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Communication Committee, the Associate Editor in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology – Stem Cell Research, a member of the Editorial Board of Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Open, and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Biophysics Reviews.

The goal of Lin Lab is to apply the latest biological knowledge and state-of-art technology in orthopaedic research and translate the research findings into effective treatments for joint diseases. Focusing on translational research, there are three integrated projects in Lin Lab: investigating the association between aging and OA; establishing an in vitro microphysiological OA model for OA pathogenesis study and drug development; testing stem cell-based therapy for the repair of cartilage injury.

View a list of Dr. Lin’s publications here.