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Kingson Lin

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Kingson Lin


Kingson hails from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his bachelor's in biochemistry and master's degree in organic chemistry. During undergraduate he was a residential adviser, chemistry tutor, member of various cultural clubs, and a mentor for freshmen and first generation college students. Given his background in biochemistry and organic chemistry, Kingson is very interested in the mechanisms of drug action and the design of small molecule inhibitor therapies. He is currently a 3rd year MD/PhD student in the Bindra and Herzon labs studying mechanisms of DNA alkylation damage and synthetic lethal interactions in IDH mutant glioblastomas. Outside of lab, Kingson can often be found at home cooking, out in the cinemas watching the latest Marvel movie, at the gym working out, wasting time on Reddit, and in New York City on the weekends. If you see him, strike up a conversation about medicine, science, cats, corgis,cooking, or personal finance.

Education & Training

  • MS
    University of Pennsylvania, Chemistry (2017)
  • BA
    University of Pennsylvania, Biochemistry (2017)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
FellowshipPaul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans2022