Michael Chin is the Harold T. Dodge/John L. Locke Associate Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Rochester and did a fellowship in cardiovascular biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School under Arthur Mu-En Lee, M.D., Ph.D. His awards include the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award in Molecular Cardiology in 2000 and election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation in 2008.
The Chin laboratory's research focuses on transcriptional regulation of cardiovascular development, stem cell differentiation, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. Active projects explore the molecular mechanisms that underlie the generation of a normal heart and vasculature, the generation of mature cardiac myocytes from progenitor cells and the pathogenesis of heart failure, with an interest in developing novel molecular therapies. Their work involves a number of knockout mouse models, the use a variety of molecular and cellular techniques, mouse echocardiographic and tomographic imaging and multiple animal models of cardiovascular disease.