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May 4, 2012 - USA College of Medicine Welcomes Dr. Mike Lin

Dr. Mike Lin was recently appointed assistant professor in the department of physiology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His main research interest focuses on blood circulation and blood pressure regulation.

According to Dr. Lin, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Menopause, aging, and hypertension are all major risk factors of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.

“Potassium ion channels exist in all living cells and I am interested in finding out how a specific type of potassium ion channel modulates our vascular function and blood pressure; how circulating hormones affect these potassium channels; and how the same type of ion channels affect learning and memory and our quality of life,” Dr. Lin said.

Prior to his appointment to USA, Dr. Lin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Ore.

Dr. Lin earned his master of science degree and his doctorate degree in physiology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. He also completed research as a graduate student while studying at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Lin received research funding from the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from NIMH in 2008 and Pathway to Independence Award from NHLBI in 2010. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and the Society of Neuroscience.

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