Dr. Hang Lin is a Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lin received a BS in Biochemistry from the 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.
From 2008-2010, 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 Instructor. In 2017, he received the University of Pittsburgh Innovator Award. He holds 3 Chinese patents, 1 European patent, and has applied for 2 U.S. patents.
Dr. Lin is a member of the Society for Biomaterials, the Orthopaedic Research Society, and the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society. He is a reviewer for several journals, including but not limited to, Biomaterials Science, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, and Stem Cell Research and Therapy.
Dr. Lin’s research interests include:
-Tissue chip modeling of synovial joint pathologies: effects of inflammation and adipose-mediated diabetic complications
-Fabrication of 3D hydrogel scaffolds with different stiffness and their effect on human mesenchymal stem cells proliferation and differentiation
-Development of visible light-based projection stereolithography (3D printing) on live cell fabrication and their application for bone repair in mice
-A novel injectable gelatin hydrogel with in situ gelation capability in both air and aqueous solution, and its potential in osteochondral repair in rabbits and goats
-Aging-associated changes of chondrocytes and its contribution to osteoarthritis
-Generation of low-hypertrophic chondrocytes from human mesenchymal stem cells for articular cartilage repair