Faculty

Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience Faculty

Chair:  Steve Simasko
(509) 335-6624
Departmental FAX: (509) 335-4650


Faculty

Pullman

David C. Lin

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications

  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID:
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749

 

Spokane

David C. Lin

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications

  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID:
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749

 

Vancouver

David C. Lin

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications

  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID:
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID:
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749

 

Neuroscience Graduate Faculty

Pullman

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Spokane

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Vancouver

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Research Track Faculty

Pullman

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Emeritus Faculty

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Montana State University Adjunct Faculty

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

Utah State University Adjunct Faculty

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article

 

All Other Adjunct Faculty

David C. Lin

Associate Professor

davidlin@wsu.edu

Office
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534

David C. Lin

 

Current Positions

2008-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2017-Present Director, Washington Center for Muscle Biology

Education

1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010

Research

My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.


Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University
2015 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2019 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office Tuning of Musculoskeletal Mechanical Properties for Bipedal Hopping: Biological Mechanisms for either Efficiency versus Power (PI)

Select Publications
  • Schwaner M.J., Lin D.C., and McGowan C.P. (2018) Jumping mechanics of desert kangaroo rats Journal of Experimental Biology 221(Pt 22). pii: jeb186700. doi: 10.1242/jeb.186700. PMID: 30420493 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2019) The contributions of individual muscle-tendon units to the plantarflexor group force-length properties Annals of Biomedical Engineering ;47(11):2168-2177. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02288-z. Epub 2019 May 20. PMID: 31111328 PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., and Lin, D.C. (2020) Estimation of the force-velocity properties of individual muscles from measurement of the combined plantarflexor properties. Journal of Experimental Biology 223: PMID: 32680898 PMCID: Article
  • Lin, D.C., McGowan, C.P., Blum, K.P. and Ting, L.H. (2019) Yank: The time derivative of force is an important biomechanical variable in sensorimotor systems Journal of Experimental Biology doi:10.1242/jeb.180414 PMID: PMCID: Article
  • Javidi, M., McGowan, C.P., Schiele, N.R. and Lin, D.C. (2019) Tendons from kangaroo rats are exceptionally strong and tough Scientific Reports 9(1):8196 doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-44671-9 PMID: 31160640 PMCID: PMC6546749 Article