CPT Xiaoxu "Sean" Lin, Ph.D.Vice President, Membership, PPALM
Xiaoxu "Sean" Lin was born in Fuzhou, China. He obtained his BS degree from Zhejiang University in China and Ph.D. in microbiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham. Then he did a Postdoc fellow at Yerkes Primate Research Center, Emory University. He is currently serving the US Army as a medical service corps officer. He is assigned at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as a microbiologist in Viral Diseases Branch. In 2014, Dr. Lin was deployed as the theater microbiologist, with 225th Preventive Medicine Detachment, US Military Hospital in CENTCOM. He has broad knowledge and experience in rapid diagnosis assays, next generation sequencing, infectious disease global surveillance and outbreak response, as well as viral vaccine development.
Outside the military life, Dr. Lin is the Vice President of Membership Service, Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM). He is the founder of WQER-LP community public radio based in Rockville, MD. He was also the Executive Vice President and Co-founder for Sound of Hope Radio Network, the largest independent Chinese radio network in U.S. He was also a talk Show host on "Current Affairs in China" program at New Tang Dynasty TV from 2004-2008.
Meanwhile, Dr. Lin is a passionate and dedicated human rights activist. He was a survivor from the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, an eye-witness of the brutal killing of innocent citizens that the Chinese communist regime committed on the night of massacre. And he and his wife were also detained in China in 2000 for actively engagement in urging China to end the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Fortunately he and his wife were rescued back to U.S. to complete their Ph.D. studies due to the kind rescue efforts from their mentors, friends and students from University of Alabama and Georgia Institute of Technology, as well as congressmen and senators from Alabama and Georgia.