Dr. Ai-Ling Lin

Dr. Ai-Ling Lin
Professor of Radiology and Biological Sciences
Roy Blunt NextGen Precision Health Building, 1030 Hitt Street
(573) 882-1026

Ph.D., 2006, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Research Summary

The goal of the Lin Brain Lab is to develop precision health approaches to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Research Description

Dr. Lin is an expert on translational neuroimaging of brain vascular and metabolic function in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. She developed and applied magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy and positron emission tomography to test nutritional and pharmacologic approaches for protecting the brain from aging, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. She also has applied artificial intelligence to identify markers that are highly predictable for Alzheimer’s disease development and progression and applied gut microbiome analyses to study gut-brain interaction underlying Alzheimer’s disease.

Awards and Honors

2016, New Vision Award, Charleston Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

2016, Fellow, American College of Nutrition

2015, Top 15 Early Career Investigators, Charleston Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

2015, NIH Earl Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

2013, Niels Lassen Award Finalist, Brain and Brain PET 2013, Shanghai, China

2012, CTSA Mentored Research Career Development  (KL2) Scholar, University  of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 

2012, Invited Discussion Leader, Cerebral Blood  Flow  and  Metabolism  Gordon Research Seminar, Waterville, ME 

2011, Young Investigator Bursary Award, BRAIN 2011 Meeting, Barcelona, Spain 

2010, Outstanding Poster Award, GRC- Brain  Energy  Metabolism  and  Blood  Flow, Andover, NH

Selected Publications

See Google Scholar or PubMed for a list of Dr. Lin's publications