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B. Y. Chin

B. Y. Chin

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, USA

Assistant Professor

Biography

B. Y. Chin attended the United World College of South East Asia Singapore and Lawrence Academy in Groton Massachusetts high school Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley MA, BA Biological Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University ScM Physiology and PhD Toxicological Sciences. She spent her postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Toxicology at US Department of Energy at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland WA. Currently she is at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard School of Medicine in Boston MA in the Department of Surgery B. Y. Chin is also a member of the Teaching Faculty of the 1st year medical curriculum Anatomy Histology and Physiology at Harvard Medical School. She has published over 30 peer review articles and serves on the Editorial Board of World Journal of Pharmacology and as a guest editor in Current Chemical Biology.

Research

His research interests lie in environmental pollutants, airborne particulate matter, ozone and carbon monoxide. However, since arriving at Beth Israel, he is active in propelling and challenging the paradoxical use of low dose carbon monoxide (CO). CO, once viewed and stigmatized as a toxic molecule, has now emerged in the last 10 years with potential therapeutic applications; its pleiotropic effects encompass roles ranging from that of an immunosuppressive agent to that of a host defense molecule. His current research is focused on elucidating the mechanism whereby exogenous administration of CO protects against a murine model of sepsis; most notably that induced by Enterococci faecalis.