National Program Leader in Plant Biology
Plant Production Division of the Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Liang-Shiou Lin is a National Program Leader in Plant Biology with the Plant Production Division of the Institute of Food Production and Sustainability (IFPS) of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA. He has programmatic responsibilities in the Foundational Program portfolio within the Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). He currently co-lead the Physiology of Agricultural Plants Program, the Plant Breeding for Agricultural Production Program, and the Exploratory Research Program. He is also involved in the EPSCoR Interagency Coordinating Committee.
He graduated from National Taiwan University in 1976 with a B.S. degree in botany, and from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign with an M.S. (1980) and a Ph.D. (1987) degree in plant biology. Before joining USDA in October 1990, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Biology Department of Washington University, St. Louis. He is a member of the American Society of Plant Biologists.