2023 Keaffaber Scholar Award Winner Yu Tin Lin

Yu Tin Lin is pursuing a triple major in Chemistry, Statistics, and Biology. He joined the
lab of Professor Boone M. Prentice as an undergraduate researcher the spring of his
freshman year, where his research focuses on developing experimental and
computational imaging mass spectrometry methods.

His experimental research
leverages spatial metabolomics and lipidomics to study sepsis and mitochondrial diseases. These studies generate big imaging data, which has inspired his development of a computational pipeline for automated preprocessing, unsupervised machine learning,
and data analysis. For his work at the Prentice Lab in the Department of Chemistry, Yu
Tin was named a 2023 Goldwater Scholar, a two-time CLAS Scholar, and a Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Scholar.

He also received research awards from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, the Eastern Analytical Symposium, and the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry. Outside of chemistry research, Yu Tin enjoys playing classical and folk music on the erhu. Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a focus on advancing analytical measurements.