Haifan Lin PhD

Professor of Cell Biology, of Genetics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Director, Yale Stem Cell Center

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Computational Biology and Bioinformatics | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology

Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Transcriptional Regulation of Stem and Progenitor Cells | Stem Cell Self-Renewal and Cell Symmetry | Stem Cell Genetics | Directors

Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Small RNAs in Development

Cell Biology: Cell Biology of RNA | Developmental Cell Biology and Genetics


Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Research Interests

Stem cell RNA-mediated epigenetic programming, post-transcriptional regulation more...


  • B.S., Fudan University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Ross, R., J., Weiner, M. M., and Lin, H. PIWI Proteins and piRNAs in the Soma. Nature (in press)
  • Juliano, C. E., Reich, A., Liu, N., Uman, S., Wessel, G., W., Steele, R. E., and Lin, H. (2013) Analysis of the PIWI-piRNA pathway in Hydra somatic stem cells. PNAS (in press).
  • Mani, S. R*, Megosh, H * and Lin, H. (2013) PIWI proteins are essential for early Drosophila embryogenesis. Developmental Biology (*co-first authors; in press)



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