Dr. Tian Lin joined the Maize Surface Lipid team in September, 2014. Dr. Lin recently received her Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Iowa State University. Her thesis research focused on long distance transport of mRNAs in the vasculature of plants, using potato as a model system. Dr. Lin brings expertise in plant biology, transcriptomics and bioinformatics to our team. Her work will focus on the combined analyses of metabolomic and transcriptomic datasets derived from maize silks. Welcome, Dr. Lin!