Dr Lipin Loo

Research Fellow
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Dr Lipin Loo joined University of Sydney as Dr John and Anne Chong Genome Editing and Stem Cell Research Fellow and hisprimary interest is studying the complex process of neuronal differentiation.Lipin received his PhD in Pharmacology from University of Iowa in 2013. He received postdoctoral training in the Zylka lab at the Neuroscience Center of University of North Carolina from 2014 to 2017.

Research interests

Utilizing genetic screens and single-cell transcriptomics,Lipin aims to identify and map transcriptional changes underlying different cellular trajectories during development and also under pathophysiological conditions such as chronic pain and neuropathy. Elucidating these orchestrated transcriptional changes will have a far-ranging impact on our understanding of disease-causing developmental aberrations, our capacity to restore normal function in damaged or diseased neurons, and our capability to generate substitute neurons from stem cells.

Teaching and supervision

Single-Cell Genomics under BIOL3X18 Gene Technology and Genomics

Current research students

Project title Research student
Functional genomics to find new ways to extend lifespan and preserve neurological function with age. Sayan MITRA


  • International Association for the Study on Pain (IASP)
  • Society for Neuroscience

Awards and honours

  • 2018-2021 – Dr John And Anne Chong Genome Editing and Stem Cell Research Fellowship
  • 2017 – Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Travel Award
  • 2012 – Telphy Travel Award
  • 2011 – Telphy Travel Award
  • 2004-2008 –Starr Foundation Scholar

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