University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Ying-Hsuan Lin

Ying-Hsuan LinYing-Hsuan Lin

Assistant Professor of Environmental Toxicology

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • M.S., Environmental Health, National Taiwan University, 2006
  • B.S., Entomology (Chemistry minor), National Taiwan University, 2004

Selected Awards:

  • Regents Faculty Fellowships, University of California, Riverside (2018)
  • Academic Senate Omnibus Travel Only Awards, University of California, Riverside (2018)
  • Robert T. Poe Faculty Development Grant, Chinese American Faculty Association of Southern California (2018)


  • Atmospheric transformation and chemical composition of organic aerosols
  • Exposure sciences
  • Environmental toxicogenomics

Research Group:

    Current Research:

    Understanding the Health Effects of Particulate Air Pollution in a Changing Climate
    • Characterization of organic aerosol constituents in laboratory and field studies: Linking sources, atmospheric transformation and molecular composition to health effects
    • Mechanistic insights into the health effects of air pollution: Assessing the effects of epigenetic modifications on altered gene expression
    • Understanding the optical properties, chemical composition, and toxicity of brown carbon aerosols: Potential co-benefit of reduction to mitigate their impacts on both climate and human health

    Selected Publications:

    Google Scholar Profile
    ResearchGate Profile
    • Lin, Y.-H.; Arashiro, M.; Clapp, P. W.; Cui, T.; Sexton, K. G.; Vizuete, W.; Gold, A.; Jaspers, I.; Fry, R. C.; Surratt, J. D., Gene expression profiling in human lung cells exposed to isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosol. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2017, 51, (14), 8166-8175.
    • Lin, Y.-H.; Arashiro, M.; Martin, E.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Sexton, K. G.; Gold, A.; Jaspers, I.; Fry, R. C.; Surratt, J. D., Isoprene-derived secondary organic aerosol induces the expression of oxidative stress response genes in human lung cells. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 2016, 3, (6), 250-254.
    • Lin, Y.-H.; Budisulistiorini, S. H.; Chu, K.; Siejack, R. A.; Zhang, H.; Riva, M.; Zhang, Z.; Gold, A.; Kautzman, K. E.; Surratt, J. D., Light-absorbing oligomer formation in secondary organic aerosol from reactive uptake of isoprene epoxydiols. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2014, 48 (20), 12012–12021.
    • Lin, Y.-H., Zhang, H.; Pye, H. O. T.; Zhang, Z.; Marth, W. J.; Park, S.; Arashiro, M.; Cui, T.; Budisulistiorini, S. H.; Sexton, K. G.; Vizuete, W.; Xie, Y., Luecken, D. J.; Piletic, I. R.; Edney, E. O.; Bartolotti, L. J.; Gold, A.; Surratt, J. D., Epoxide as a precursor to secondary organic aerosol formation from isoprene photooxidation in the presence of nitrogen oxides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2013, 110 (17), 6718-6723.
    • Lin, Y.-H.; Zhang, Z.; Docherty, K. S.; Zhang, H.; Budisulistiorini, S. H.; Rubitschun, C. L.; Shaw, S. L.; Knipping, E. M.; Edgerton, E. S.; Kleindienst, T. E.; Gold, A.; Surratt, J. D., Isoprene epoxydiols as precursors to secondary organic aerosol formation: Acid-catalyzed reactive uptake studies with authentic compounds. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2012, 46 (1), 250-258.

    Courses Taught:

    • ENSC200/ENTX 200/CHEM246 — Fate and Transport of Chemicals in the Environment
    • ENSC136/CHEM136 — Chemistry of Natural Waters
    • ENSC401 — Professional Development in Environmental Sciences
    • NASC093 — Freshman Advising Seminar in the Natural and Agricultural Sciences

    Graduate Program Affiliations and Research Focus Areas:

    • Research Focus Areas
      • Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
    • Program
      • Environmental Sciences
      • Environmental Toxicology

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