Lee-Way Jin, M.D., Ph.D.

Lee-Way Jin, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor, Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine
UC Davis MIND Institute
2825 50th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817


Phone:  916-703-0392
Email:  lwjin@ucdavis.edu   

Dr. Jin is a neuropathologist and neuroscientist with expertise in the molecular analysis of brain diseases and in brain banking. He is currently the principal investigator of the NIA-funded Neuropathology Core of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UC Davis. He is also the UC Davis principal investigator of the “University of California Pediatric Neuropathology Consortium,” with the mission to collect and study cells and brain tissues from patients with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, fragile X syndrome, and Rett syndrome. Dr. Jin also conducts basic science research in his laboratory. His scientific goals include identifying potential cellular and molecular therapeutic targets in Rett syndrome, a genetic form of autism spectrum disorder, and (2) designing and testing small molecule compounds specific for these targets that may have a potential for future Rett syndrome and autism therapy. His current research focus is on glial cell abnormalities in Rett syndrome as well as neuropathology of fragile X syndrome.


M.D., Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1985
Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of California, San Diego, 1993