Neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Vascular contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), Multiple Etiology Dementias (MED), synaptic dysfunction, α-synuclein transmission.
Dr. Xiling Yin is a Health Program Specialist in the Neurodegeneration Cluster in the Division of Neuroscience at NINDS. She supports research portfolios that focus on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Vascular contributions to Cognitive Impairment and Dementia (VCID), and Multiple Etiology Dementias (MED). Dr. Yin received her Ph.D. in Molecular Cell Biology and Anatomy with an emphasis in Neuroscience from University of Tokyo in Japan in the lab of Dr. Nobukata Hirokawa, where she studied the role of kinesin superfamily motor proteins (KIFs) in neurons as well as their contributions to neurological disorders focusing on learning and memory deficits, and Epilepsy. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Dawson lab at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where her research focused on synaptic dysfunction and addressing neurodegenerative and neurocognitive diseases based on α-synuclein transmission. Prior to joining the NIH, Dr. Yin was a Research Associate in Neurology and Institute of Cell Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.