David C. Lin

David C. Lin

Associate Professor
Room: Wegner 211
Phone: (509)-335-7534


Current Positions

2001-Present Associate Professor, IPN, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008-Present Associate Professor, Chemical and Bio Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA


1987 B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1989 M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Northwest University
1997 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Northwest University

Prior Academic Appointments

Visiting Scientist, Stanford University, 2009-2010


My research laboratory investigates skeletal muscle function using multi-scale approaches, spanning protein level kinetics to whole body movements. We combine innovative experimental methods with computational modeling to integrate scales and elucidate how low level processes influence organismal motor behavior and vice versa. The applications include muscular dystrophy and ballistic jumping in kangaroo rats.

Honors and Awards

2006 Outstanding Teacher Award in Bioengineering, Washington State University
2007 Reid Miller Outstanding Teacher Award, Washington State University

Current Funding

Army Research Office: "Ballistic motor performance in kangaroo rats"
Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2i Research Foundation: "Assessment of Muscle Function in LGMD2i Mouse Models" 
Select Publications
  • Maricelli JW, Lu QL, Lin DC, Rodgers BD1 (2016) Trendelenburg-Like Gait, Instability and Altered Step Patterns in a Mouse Model for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy 2i PLoS One 11(9), e0161984 PMID: 27627455 PMCID: PMC5023177
  • Vasavada AN, Nevins DD, Monda SM, Hughes E, Lin DC (2015) Gravitational Demand on the Neck Musculature during Tablet Computer Use Ergonomics 58(6), 990-1004 PMID: 25643042 PMCID:
  • Borisov VV, Lin DC (2014) Temperature fluctuations in the lower limbs of young and elderly individuals during activities of daily living Exp Gerontol 57, 243-9 PMID: 24909351 PMCID:
  • Lin DC, Godbout D, Vasavada AN (2013) Assessing the perception of human-like mechanical impedance for robotic systems IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems 43(5), 479-486 PMID: PMCID:
  • Gollapudi SK, Lin DC (2013) Prediction of the in vivo Force-Velocity Relationship of Human Skeletal Muscle from Measurements in Type I Single Myofibers. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 41(8), 1767-1777 PMID: PMCID:
  • Darnall ND, Donovan C, Aktar S, Tseng H, Barthelmess P, Cohen P, Lin DC (2012) Application of machine learning and numerical analysis to classify tremor in patients affected with essential tremor or Parkinson’s disease Gerontechnology 10(4), 208-219 PMID: PMCID:
  • Lin DC, Hershey JD, Mattoon JS, Robbins CT (2012) Muscles of hibernating brown bears are unusually resistant to effects of denervation Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 2081-2087 PMID: PMCID:
  • Gollapudi SK, Lin DC (2009) Experimental determination of sarcomere force-length relationship in type-I human skeletal muscle fibers Journal of Biomechanics 42(13), 2011-6 PMID: PMCID: