Sue-Hwa Lin received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei City, Taiwan, in 1977 and 1979, respectively. She obtained a Ph.D. degree in biology and medicine from Brown University, Providence, RI, USA in 1984 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University (1984–1988). In 1988, she joined the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Molecular Pathology. Currently, she is a Professor at the Departments of Molecular Pathology and Genitourinary Oncology. In addition, her main interest is in understanding prostate cancer bone metastasis with the goal of developing strategies that will lead to early diagnosis and prevention of metastasis of prostate cancer to bone. Lin's current research focus is to identify adhesion molecules that mediate the interactions between the metastatic prostate cancer cells and osteoblasts in the bone and also to identify factors involved in the interactions between prostate cancer cells and osteoblasts. She is a recipient of the Prostate Cancer Foundation Research Award, and her work is funded by the Department of Defense and SPORE grant in prostate cancer at the NIH. She is a Member of the Editorial Boards of several journals, including Protein Expression and Purification and the Journal of Cancer Management and Research.
Biography Updated on 12 March 2009