Previously Featured: Tiffany Satoorian- May 2009
Meet one of our graduate students:
Sabrina Lin
Sabrina C. Lin

Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
University of California, Riverside

EDUCATION

Bachelorís of Science (2001-2005)
Department of Biology
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of California, Riverside

Doctor of Philosophy (2005-present, in progress)
Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of California, Riverside

CONTACT

e-mail : chopsticks1220@yahoo.com

My name is Sabrina Lin, and I am currently a Ph.D. graduate student in the Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology Graduate Program. I am under the guidance of Dr. Prue Talbot, and we are investigating the effects of cigarette smoke on embryonic stem cell attachment, survival, and growth as well as the formation and differentiation of embryoid bodies. I am also interested in differentiation of oocytes from embryonic stem cells under controlled conditions. Thus far, all of the research have been done with mouse embryonic stem cells, and in the near future, work will further develop using human embryonic stem cells.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Research (Winter 2002-Spring 2005):
As an undergraduate student, I worked with Dr. Prue Talbot on the effects of 3-ethylpyridine, a chemical found in cigarette smoke, on human umbilical vein endothelial cells. In this study, I found that 3-ethylpyridine impaired endothelial cell tube formation through the induction of apoptosis.
Advisor: Dr. Prue Talbot, University of California, Riverside

Graduate Research (Summer 2005-Present):
Currently, I am working on the effects of cigarette smoke from research, commercial, and harm reduction cigarettes on mouse embryonic stem cell attachment, survival, and growth. I am also working on the derivation of oocytes from embryonic stem cells under controlled conditions.
Advisor: Dr. Prue Talbot, University of California, Riverside

ABSTRACTS, CONFERENCES, AND PRESENTATIONS

Smoke From Traditional and Harm Reduction Cigarettes Impairs Attachment, Survival, and Growth of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells and the Formation of Embryoid Bodies. Sabrina Lin, Vu Tran, Prue Talbot. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. 5th World Assembly on Tobacco Counters Health Conference, 2007.

Smoke From Research and Commercial Cigarettes Negatively Impacts Attachment, Survival, and Growth of Embryonic Stem Cells and Formation of Embryoid Bodies. Sabrina Lin, Vu Tran, Prue Talbot. Department of Cell Biology and Neurosciene, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Conference, 2007.

Cigarette Smoke Negatively Impacts Survival and Growth of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Sabrina Lin, Vu Tran, Yu-Huan Wang, Prue Talbot. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. The International Society of Stem Cell Research Conference, Cairns, Australia 2007.

Cigarette Smoke Negatively Impacts Survival and Growth of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Sabrina Lin, Vu Tran, Yu-Huan Wang, Prue Talbot. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. CMDB Symposium 2007.

3-Ethylpyridine Accelerates Cell Attachment Rate and Subsequently Induces Rapid Cell Death by Activating the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Apoptotic Pathways. S. Lin, Y. Wang, M. Wu, B. Williams, P. Kierstead, P. Talbot. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience. University of California, Riverside, CA 92521. American Society of Cell Biology Conference 2006.

3-Ethylpyridine, a Cigarette Additive, Inhibited HUVEC Tube Formation and Caused Rapid Cell Death by Activating the Intrinsic and Extrinsic Apoptotic Pathways. Lin, S., Talbot, P. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA 92521. CMDB Symposium 2006, University of California, Riverside.

3-Ethylpyridine, a Cigarette Smoke Additive, Prevents Endothelial Cell Tube Formation in vitro by Inducing the Intrinsic Caspase Dependent Apoptotic Pathway. Lin, S., Yu, R., Talbot, P. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521. Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program Conference 2005.

The Effects of 3-Ethylpyridine on Human Endothelial Cell Tube Formation. Lin, S. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521. West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference 2004.

The Effects of 2- and 3- Ethylpyridine on Cultured Mammalian Cell Proliferation. Lin, S., Yu, R., Talbot, P. Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521. New Directions Undergraduate Research Conference 2003.


HONORS AND AWARDS

Deanís Fellowship for Embryonic Stem Cell Research, 2006-2007.

Chancellorís Undergraduate Research Award in Cell Biology, 2005.


PUBLICATIONS

Yu, R., Wu, M., Lin, S., Talbot, P. (2006). Cigarette Smoke Toxicants Alter Growth and Survival of Cultured Mammalian Cells. Toxicological Sciences 93(1), 82-95.
Archive: Vu Tran- May 2007 | Sabrina Lin- Sept 2007 | Tiffany Satoorian- May 2009 | Stem Cell Students - Feb 2015
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