Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9857

Guiting Lin

Guiting Lin

Guiting Lin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Urology
University of California, USA


Guiting Lin, MD, PhD received his medical degree at the Weifang Medical College in Shandong, China. Lin trained in Surgery at the Harbin Medical University in Harbin China and specialized in Urologic Surgery at Peking University, Chinas premier medical school located in Beijing. In 2001, Lin joined the Department of Urology, University of California, San Francisco, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He was promoted to Assistant Researcher in 2005, Assistant Professor in 2007, and to Associate Professor in 2011. In China Lin received numerous awards from the Shandong Ministry of Health, and Peking University. His University of California at San Francisco research has also received recognition, including the 2002 Outstanding Young Researcher award given by the International Society for Sexual and Impotence Research. Lin conducts research in the Urology Laboratory and has authored or co-authored over 100 publications. In 2003, Guiting Lin established an in vitro system to evaluate the penile nerve regeneration, and the model has been extensively used in the andrology filed now. In 2008, his team has firstly defined the adipose derived stem cells in tissue and the concept on “vascular stem cells (VSC)”, which has been widely cited and accepted in the world. In 2011, his team firstly localized the STRO-1 positive cells in the bone marrow, and this achievement has been elected as the “Top news” in stem cell research.

Research Interest

Cellular signaling pathway related to cavernous nerve regeneration promoted by BDNF.