Kevin Lin

Title: 
High Throughput Automation Product Manager
Company: 
Zymo Research - Irvine, California
Education: 

BS, Biological Sciences

BS, Chemistry

Career Path: 

At UCI, I was involved in immunology research and upon graduation, my interests in molecular biology led me to Zymo Research, a small biotech. I began work as a Research Associate and did extensive R&D and brought to market 10 different nucleic acid extraction kits. Following that, I was promoted to High Throughput Automation Product Manager and lead an R&D team as the primary expert on lab robotics and liquid handlers. This position mainly involves developing new product strategy and roadmap, marketing, ongoing care of current product lines, among others.

Career Experience: 
Molecular Biology, R&D, Technical Support, Product Development & Strategy, Product Management, Marketing
Affiliations: 
UCI Phi Beta Kappa
Personal Interests: 
I enjoy trying out new exotic foods and learning about the different cultures behind those flavors. I love traveling and hope one day to visit all the continents.
Type of Students: 
Chemistry students who may be unsure of what sort of career path they want to take. I was a PSUM mentee in my senior year and the program really helped identify my priorities and shortcomings so I hope to share my advice.
Number of Students I can Mentor: 
1
Joined Date: 
5 years 5 months ago
Ideal Mentoring Relationship: 
In-person meetings are ideal about once every month or two months. Remote correspondence like email and phone when in-person meetings are unavailable.