"Decoding individual biological molecules and their interplay at subcellular locations greatly extends our understanding of the physiological and pathogenic mechanisms underlying a broad range of neuronal behaviours." Julie Qiaojin Lin
UK DRI Emerging Leader
Dr Julie Qiaojin Lin is a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow hosted by Prof Giovanna Mallucci’s Lab in the UK DRI at Cambridge and jointly sponsored by Prof Clemens Kaminski at Cambridge and Prof Jernej Ule at UCL. Dr Lin joined the UK DRI in 2018 following her PhD training in Prof Christine Holt’s Lab at Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar, studying local protein synthesis in axons of healthy and disease-affected neurons. Becoming a UK DRI Emerging Leader in 2021, her current research programme focuses on the dynamic localisation of RNA and proteins in neuronal compartments and how the localised molecules orchestrate synaptic structural and functional plasticity. Using advanced imaging and multi-omics approaches, Dr Lin investigates early aberrant changes of local molecular organisation that ultimately lead to synapse loss and neurodegeneration.