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Dr Bin Lin received his PhD degree in visual neuroscience from The University of Sydney in 2002. After graduation, Dr Lin moved to the United States and received postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), associated with the laboratory of Professor Richard Masland, and was promoted to Instructor a few years later. In the fall of 2009, Dr Lin moved to Hong Kong and took an Assistant Professor position at The University of Hong Kong. He joined the School of Optometry of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Associate Professor in 2016 and got promoted to Professor in 2022. 

Research interests

  • Neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in animal models of human retinal diseases
  • Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and glaucoma
  • Retinal degeneration

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Sydney

External positions

Adjunct Assistant Professor , Chinese University of Hong Kong

Jul 2015Jun 2017

Visiting Professor, Jinan University

Oct 2013Sept 2016

Visiting Professor, Army Medical University, Chongqing

Sept 2013Aug 2018


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