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Min Lin, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Neuroscience
University of Florida
1149 Newell Drive
PO Box 100244
Gainesville, FL  32611-0244

Email: mz@ufl.edu
Lab:  (352) 273-8739

Education

1987 M.D. Yunnan Medical University
Kunming, P.R., China
1999 Ph.D.
(Psychiatry)
Mie University
Mie, Tsu, Japan
2002-2003 Postdoctoral Fellow
(Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology)
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
2003-2004 Postdoctoral Fellow
(Neurobiology & Anatomy)
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Key Words: Neural mechanisms of addiction; Methamphetamine and related drugs; Dopamine transporters; Psychostimulant; Neurotransmission; Cellular neuroscience;Alpha-synuclein; Cellular mechanism of Parkinson’s-like pathologies

Research Summary:
Projects in our laboratory are focused on the identification of novel mechanisms involved in regulation of dopamine neurotransmission in the brain. In particular we are interested in the regulation of dopamine transporter (DAT) an integral membrane protein vital for regulation of synaptic dopamine. Work in our laboratory is devoted to understanding the details of DAT regulation, trafficking, the pharmacological modulation of the transporter and how this is all integrated into the broader context of normal dopamine signaling and the pathogenesis of addiction, neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

 

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