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Dawei Lin


Dr. Lin joined the Division of Allergy, Immunology and Transplantation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, as a Senior Advisor to the Director and Associate Director for Bioinformatics in February 2013. He is a member of NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative ( and Program Officer for the BD2K Data Discovery Index (DDI) program ( Prior to joining NIH, Lin was the founding Director of the Bioinformatics Core at the University of California Davis Genome Center; and before that, he led a Bioinformatics group at the Southeast Collaboratory for Structural Genomics (SECSG) at University of Georgia. Lin also spent time at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York, where he played a key role in the modernization and operation of the Protein Data Bank (PDB). Lin received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry with an emphasis on Computational Biology at Peking University, Beijing, China in 1996. Lin is widely recognized for his contributions to various “Big Data” initiatives and for his expertise in complex data analysis, bioinformatics, and high performance computational infrastructure. He is the elected Board Member of CoreTrustSeal. In addition to his work at NIH, he teaches at conferences on Next Generation Sequencing Technology and maintains a twitter handle Twitter (@igenomics).