Brian Lin, PhD

Brian grew up in Massachusetts, escaped his parents by going to undergrad at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY. He received a BS in Biochemistry/Biophysics after which it became readily apparent that upstate New York is desolate and empty. He escaped once more to pursue a PhD at Tufts University, Sackler School in Boston, MA. There, he studied dedifferentiation of adult olfactory neural stem cells in the Schwob Laboratory. He is currently a postdoc research fellow at MGH in the Rajagopal Lab. Outside of lab, he is actively pursing a quest to eat and drink his way through Boston. His go-to drink is a gin and tonic, favorite liquor is scotch, and in addition to these, he can be bribed with cookies, or anything made with short ribs. (Moscow mule flavored chips are a hard no)

What drew you to your field?

I accidentally fell into it.

What do you do when you’re not in the lab?

​Eating, drinking, and climbing my way through Boston. 

Describe Rajagopal lab culture in 3 words:

Bunch of scientists