Cancer Recurrence and Metastasis following Surgery and AnesthesiaJun Lin, MD, PhD, FASA is Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Lin joined our faculty in 2013 after having been Associate Professor and Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center. While at Downstate, he started to investigate the effects of anesthetics on the proliferation of cancer cells. He subsequently established his own lab in our department. His research group is addressing the question of whether the choice of anesthetic used during cancer surgery can affect cancer metastasis. They employ animal models and biochemical measurements in their investigations. Dr. Lin devotes his clinical time to the Divisions of Non-OR Anesthesia and Uro/Gyn Anesthesia. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology; a Review Board member of Cancers, and a board member of Recent Patents on Anti-Cancer Drug Discovery.
There are several areas of research in the Lin Lab.
- Effects and mechanisms of anesthesia/surgery on tumor growth and metastasis
- Pharmacology of anesthetics on ASICs and TRPM-7 channels
- Cell protection by anesthetics