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Kevin Lin

Postdoctoral Researcher-Environment | 303-275-4915

Research Interests

  • Lignin biosynthesis

  • Enzyme kinetics for monolingual biosynthetic enzyme

  • Plant cell wall component analysis

    • Nitrobenzene oxidation

  • Study of new plant-specific metabolites

  • Molecular mechanisms of cell wall regeneration

  • Upgrading plant cell wall for second-generation biofuel

Affiliated Research Programs

  • Energy Frontier Research Centers, Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels

  • BioEnergy Science Center


  • Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Resources, Minor in Biotechnology, North Carolina State University, 2015

  • M.S., Microbiology and Biochemistry, National Taiwan University, 2009

  • B.S., Life Science, National Taiwan University, 2007

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 2015–present

  • Research Assistant, Forest Biotechnology Group, North Carolina State University, 20102015

Featured Publications

  1. "4-Coumaroyl and Caffeoyl Shikimic Acids Inhibit 4-Coumaric Acid: Coenzyme A Ligases and Modulate Metabolic Flux for 3-Hydroxylation in Monolignol Biosynthesis of Populus trichocarpa," Molecular Plant (2015)

  2. "A Simple Improved-Throughput Xylem Protoplast System for Studying Wood Formation," Nature Protocols (2014)

  3. "A Robust Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Protocol for Studying Transcription Factor—DNA Interactions and Histone Modifications in Wood-Forming Tissue," Nature Protocols (2014)

  4. "Complete Proteomic Based Enzyme Reaction and Inhibition Kinetics Reveal How Monolignol Biosynthetic Enzyme Families Affect Metabolic-Flux and Lignin in Populus trichocarpa," Plant Cell (2014)

Additional Publications/Data

  1. "A Zebrafish Model of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma by Dual Expression of Hepatitis B Virus X and Hepatitis C Virus Core Protein in Liver," Hepatology (2012)