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Philana "Ling" Lin, MD, MSC

Job Title Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
4401 Penn Avenue, Suite Floor 3
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 Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Association of Immunologists
  • 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


  • Coleman MT, Maiello P, Tomko J, Frye LJ, Fillmore D, Janssen C, Klein E, Lin PL. Early Changes by (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography coregistered with computed tomography predict outcome after Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in cynomolgus macaques. Infect Immun. 2014 Jun;82(6):2400-4.
  • *Lin PL, *Ford CB, Coleman MT, Myers AJ, Gawande R, Ioerger T, Sacchettini J, Fortune SM, Flynn JL. Sterilization of granulomas is common in active and latent tuberculosis despite within-host variability in bacterial killing. Nat Med. 2014 Jan;20(1):75-9. *Co-first authors.
  • Lin PL, Coleman T, Carney JP, Lopresti BJ, Tomko J, Fillmore D, Dartois V, Scanga C, Frye LJ, Janssen C, Klein E, Barry CE 3rd, Flynn JL. Radiologic responses in cynomolgous macaques for assessing tuberculosis chemotherapy regimens. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2013 Jun 24.
  • Lin PL, Rutledge T, Green AM, Bigbee M, Fuhrman C, Klein E, Flynn JL. CD4 T cell depletion exacerbates acute Mycobacterium tuberculosis while reactivation of latent infection is dependent on severity of tissue depletion in cynomolgus macaques. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2012 Dec;28(12):1693-702.
  • Lin PL, Dartois V, Johnston PJ, Janssen C, Via L, Goodwin MB, Klein E, Barry CE 3rd, Flynn JL. Metronidazole prevents reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in macaques. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Aug 28;109(35):14188-93.
  • Lin PL, Dietrich J, Tan E, Abalos RM, Burgos J, Bigbee C, Bigbee M, Milk L, Gideon HP, Rodgers M, Cochran C, Guinn KM, Sherman DR, Klein E, Janssen C, Flynn JL, Andersen P. The multistage vaccine H56 boosts the effects of BCG to protect cynomolgus macaques against active tuberculosis and reactivation of latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jan;122(1):303-14.

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
June 15, 2015
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Last Update
June 15, 2015