Shin Lin, Ph.D. 林欣博士 艺名：陈德欣 编号：入10344
Dr. Lin, whose ancestry is from the city of He Shan (鶴山) in Guongdong Province (广东省) in China, was born in Macau (澳門) in 1945. He grew up in Hong Kong (香港), and it is there as a teenager that he acquired his life-long passion in the Chinese Martial Arts and Qigong. Through the years, he trained with top experts in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and U.S. in different styles, including White Crane, Tai Shing Pek Kwar, Shaolin, Tai Chi, Xin Yi, Ba Gua, and a variety of Qigong and meditation techniques. In 2002, he started his training in Chen Style Tai Chi with Grandmaster Chen Zheng-Lei, and was formally accepted as a disciple in 2010.
After immigrating to the U.S. with his parents in 1961, Dr. Lin received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California at Davis, Master’s degree in Chemistry from San Diego State University, Ph.D. degree in Biological Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and postdoctoral training in Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California at San Francisco. In 1974, he was appointed Professor and then Chairman of Biophysics (1983) at Johns Hopkins University (約翰霍普金斯大學生物物理系教授與主任). In 1997, he was recruited by the University of California at Irvine (加州大學爾灣分校) to be the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and then Associate Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Initiatives (生物科學院長與副校長, 1997-2002). Since 2000, Dr. Lin has been applying the latest biomedical technologies to study the beneficial effects of Qigong and Tai Chi on physiological functions. His research has shown that these mind-body practices can induce a dual state of mental relaxation and concentration, increase blood flow, and elevate body energy measured as heat, light, and electricity. These changes are similar to those produced by acupuncture, massage therapy, and topical herbal medicine. Dr. Lin’s work is well recognized world-wide, with frequent presentations at international conferences, scientific publications, and national TV programs. He is currently Director of the Laboratory for Mind-Body Signaling and Energy Research at the University of California at Irvine, permanent Co-Chairman of the World Congress for Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Co-Creator of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, and editorial board member of the journal Chinese Medicine and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.