Jessica Lin MD, MSCR

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina

Jessica Lin, MD, MSCR is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UNC-Chapel Hill. She began her malaria career working with Joe Vinetz at UCSD then spent a year with the US Army in Thailand and Cambodia before joining the malaria research group helmed by Steve Meshnick at the University of North Carolina. She is now a principle investigator in the Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Ecology Lab at UNC. Her work over the past 10 years has focused on the the genetics of multidrug resistant malaria, relapses due to vivax malaria, and the malaria transmission stages. With her first R01, she is now leading a field study in coastal Tanzania to better understand malaria transmission from asymptomatically infected persons to mosquitoes. Dr. Lin attends on the Medicine Infectious Disease service at UNC several times a year and maintains a weekly clinic seeing everything from osteomyelitis to HIV to FUO and returning travelers.