School of Life Sciences

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Contact Information

Bldg. No.15, School of Life Sciences, Tianjin University, 92 Weijin Road, Tianjin


Brief Introduction

Dr Lin Zhi is currently a Professor at the School of Life Sciences, Tianjin University. He received his PhD degree in Structural Biology from the National University of Singapore in 2006. After serving as a Research Fellow at the Department of Biological Sciences and Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Physiology at the National University of Singapore, he joined Tianjin University in late 2015 . His current research interests are protein structures, functions and bioengineering (

Education Background
  • Ph.D| National University of Singapore| Structural biology| 2006
Research Interests
  • High-performance silk-based biomaterials: This research focuses on the structure-based engineering and design of fibroins for the production of artificial silk materials with desirable and tunable mechanical properties for potential industry, medical and military applications.
  • Structural mechanisms of signaling: This research targets a variety of signaling proteins related to human development and diseases, including nerve growth & injury, cancers, and microbial infection.  
Positions & Employments
  • 2020.6-Now

    School of Life Sciences | Tianjin University | Professor 
  • 2015.11-2020.6

    School of Life Sciences | Tianjin University | Principle Investigator 
  • 2012.10-2015.11

     National University of Singapore | Senior Research Fellow 
  • 2009.8-2012.8

     National University of Singapore | Research Fellow 
  • 2007.8-2009.7

     National University of Singapore & Singapore Millennium Foundation | Postdoctoral Fellow 
  • 2006.9-2007.7

     National University of Singapore | Research Assistant 
Academic Achievements