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Linda Chan, PhD

Research Scientist, Internal Medicine (Hematology)

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Linda Chan, PhD


Dr. Lai (Linda) Chan completed her PhD with Dr. Fuyuhiko Tamanoi at the University of California Los Angeles where she applied a chemical biology approach to study lipid posttranslational modifications of RAS family of small G-proteins in solid tumors. For her postdoctoral training, she joined Dr. Markus Müschen’s laboratory at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and later at the University of California San Francisco to investigate mechanisms that drive disease progression and therapeutic responses in B-cell malignancies. Throughout her career, she has used multi-disciplinary approaches (e.g. immunology, hematology/oncology, cancer genetics, cell and molecule biology, biochemistry, chemical biology, CRISPR gene editing and single-cell analyses) and leveraged strategic collaborations to pursue both basic and preclinical translational cancer research.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of California Los Angeles
  • BSc
    University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
DeLuca Center for Innovation in Hematology Research Pilot Award2021
AACR-Aflac, Incorporated Scholar-in-Training AwardAmerican Association for Cancer Research2014
ASH Abstract Achievement AwardsAmerican Society of Hematology2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Fred Eiserling & Judith Lengyel Graduate Doctorate FellowUniversity of California, Los Angeles2009
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award2006, 2007

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