He received his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry at Peking University, his Master’s Degree in Chemistry at Rutgers University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California in Berkeley. In 2011 Dr. Yin received the Catalyst Award from the Chicago Biomedical Consortium and Searle Foundation and the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. In 2006 he received the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation New Faculty Award. Dr. Yin has a very strong chemical biology program. His research is focused on developing chemical probes and engineering enzymes to label and image cellular proteins, elucidating signal transduction pathways mediated by ubiquitin modification of cellular proteins, and expanding the substrate scopes of NRPS enzymes for the biosynthesis of natural products with diverse structures. He was recently awarded an NIH R01 grant through NIGMS to continue his research. Dr. Yin is in the process of setting up his Lab and will join us on August 12, 2013.