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Philana Ling Lin, MD, MSC

Job Title Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Ave., Suite Floor 9
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-7438 Phone
412-692-7016 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1996 Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), Rootstown, OH
 2004 Master's in Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


2000 University of Chicago Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA


  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases  


  • Neu/Bayer Research Grant, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • NIH Postdoctoral Trainee Award, Molecular Microbial Persistence and Pathogenesis Program, University of Pittsburgh
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Scientific Program Award


  • Kaplan SL, Barson WJ, Lin PL, Stovall SH, Bradley JS, Tan TQ, Hoffman JA, Givner LB, Mason EO Jr. Serotype 19A is the most common serotype causing invasive pneumococcal infections in children. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar;125(3):429-36. Epub 2010 Feb 22.PMID: 20176669.
  • Lin PL, Rodgers M, Smith L., Bigbee M., Myers A., Bigbee C., Chiosea I., Saverio C.V., Fuhrman C., Klein E., Flynn J.L. Quantitative comparison of active and latent tuberculosis in the cynomolgus macaque model. Infection and Immunity 2009 Oct;77(10):4631-42. PMCID: PMC2747916.
  • Hillarie Plessner Windish, P. Ling Lin, Joshua T. Mattila, Angela M. Green, Ezenwa Obi Onuoha, Lawrence P. Kane, and JoAnne L. Flynn Aberrant TGF-β signaling reduces T regulatory cells in ICAM-1-deficient mice, increasing the inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    J. Leukoc. Biol. 2009 86: 713-725.

    View Dr. Lin's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • TNF and Granuloma Formation in Tuberculosis
  • Role of CD4 Lymphocytes in acute and latent M. tuberculosis infection
  • Epidemiology of invasive pneumocorral disease in children
Last Update
April 16, 2013
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