Alexander P. Lin, PhD is the director of the Center for Clinical Spectroscopy in the department of radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology, where he completed his Masters degree in Bioengineering and his doctoral degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. He began his training under Dr. Brian Ross in 1997 and was appointed Director of Clinical Services and Senior Scientist at the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Unit at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes.
In 2007, Dr. Lin undertook a research fellowship at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Lin commenced at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2009 where his research has focused on translating magnetic resonance spectroscopy to the clinic including a strong research focus on traumatic brain injury, recently highlighted on a local CBS program on concussion and articles in the New York Times, CNN, and other media reports on sports-related head injury. He was awarded the ESMRB Young Investigator’s Award in 2003 for his work in 13C spectroscopy in Alzheimer’s disease and more recently Young Mentor Award at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lin is also an investigator at the Psychiatric Neuroimaging Laboratory at BWH, visiting research associate at the Center of MR Research at the University of Illinois Chicago, and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also co-founder of BrainSpec, Inc an MRS software start-up which recently won the Google Machine Learning Competition.