Lin He received her B.S. in Biology from Tsinghua University and her Ph.D. in Stanford University under the mentorship of Dr. Gregory S. Barsh. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with Greg Hannon before joining the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 2008. Currently, Lin He is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC-Berkeley. She is interested in gaining mechanistic insights into the functional importance of the non-coding elements in the mammalian genomes.