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Department of Internal Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine

Deling Yin, MD, PhD | Infectious, Inflammatory and Immunologic Disease

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Deling Yin, MD, PhD | Professor
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MD, Medicine, Taishan Medical University, Shandong, China, 1982-1987; PhD, Molecular Biology, Fudan University Medical School, Shanghai, China. 1990-1995
Fellowships: Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint laboratory of German Max-Planck Society and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 1995-1997; Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology, Jerome H. Holland Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences, American Red Cross, Rockville, MD, 1997-2000; Research Fellow, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2000-2002
Special Areas of Interest: neuroimmunology; stress; apoptosis, cell death and opioids; opiate receptors

Brief Bio

Diling Yin, MD, PhD is Professor at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City with joint appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He earned his medical degree from Chinas Taishan Medical University and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Fudan University Medical School in Shanghai. He became an Associate Professor at Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai in 1997. 

After arriving in the U.S., Dr. Yin completed a fellowship in Immunology at the American Red Crosss Jerome H. Holland Laboratory for Biomedical Sciences, and subsequently a research fellowship in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Yins research interests include neuroimmunology, stress, apoptosis, and opioids. Specifically, he is investigating the functions of genes in opioid mediated signaling in the immune and nervous systems. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and he is the author or co-author of several book chapters and more than 85 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Yin has served as a member of several PhD dissertation committees and as a reviewer for several professional publications, including the Journal of Immunology, Journal of Medical Genetics, and the International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists.


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