Dr. Amy Lin joins Whistler Center Faculty

Published: August 15, 2011

Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research is pleased to announce Dr. Amy Lin has joined the Center as Director of Strategic Planning and Research Communication. Dr. Lin has a Ph.D. in the area of starch structure from National Taiwan University. She has done Post-Doctoral fellowship focused on resistant maltodextrin structure with Dr. Jay-lin Jane at Iowa State University and in Dr. Hamaker's lab with starch digestion. She has worked for a number of food and food ingredient companies related to hydrocolloids and flavor in positions ranging from product development to international marketing. Dr. Lin's research interests are starch digestion at the brush border area in the human body and consequential physiology response. The short term goal is to elucidate the relationship between starch structure and gut mucosal alpha-glucosidases digestion. The long term goal is to control the dietary glucose generation and delivery to the human body to benefit human health.