Jian Jin

Jian Jin, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Pharmacological Sciences
  • PROFESSOR | Oncological Sciences

Research Topics:

Cancer, Chromatin, Drug Design and Discovery, Membrane Proteins/Channels, Schizophrenia

Dr. Jian Jin received a B.S. degree in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 1991 and a Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 1997. After completing a postdoctoral training at the Ohio State University, Dr. Jin joined GlaxoSmithKline as a medicinal chemist in 1998 and had been a manager of medicinal chemistry from 2003 to 2008. In 2008, Dr. Jin joined the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC – CH) as an Associate Professor. He had also served as an Associate Director of medicinal chemistry in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery at UNC – CH from 2008 to 2014. In 2014, Dr. Jin was recruited to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Mount Sinai) as a Professor with Tenure. He has been a Professor of Pharmacological Sciences and a Professor of Oncological Sciences at Mount Sinai since 2014. He is also the Director of Mount Sinai Center for Therapeutics Discovery. Dr. Jin is a world-renowned medicinal chemist with more than 20 years of experience in small-molecule drug discovery. His laboratory is a leader in discovering selective inhibitors of histone methyltransferases and biased ligands of G protein-coupled receptors. To date, Dr. Jin has published well over 100 peer-reviewed original research papers and delivered >90 invited talks. He is also an inventor of 10 granted U.S. patents and 40 published PCT patent applications. 

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Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP]


BS, University of Science and Technology of China

PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Postdoc, Ohio State University