Dr. Yi-Lin Cheng
Yi-Lin obtained her Bachelor and Master degree in Department of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Afterwards, she received her PhD degree in Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2016. During her PhD research, she focused on the dengue virus-induced pathogenic inflammatory mediators through activating host transcription factors under the supervision of Dr. Yee-Shin Lin and Dr. Chiou-Feng Lin. Following this, she joined a cooperative project of group A streptococcus pathogenesis led by Dr. Jiunn-Jung Wu and Dr. Yee-Shin Lin as a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Biotechnology and Laboratory Science in Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan. She studied on the mechanism of defective xenophagy of group A streptococcus in endothelial cells through regulation of galectins and ubiquitin as well as the induction of LC3-associated phagocytosis. With great interest in the autophagy field, Yi-Lin joined the Dikic’s lab as a postdoctoral researcher investigating the role of ER-phagy in Salmonella infection in September 2019.