Xin Jin

Associate Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Videos


Salk scientists discover how learned behaviors are organized and controlled by different brain cell types, offering insight into Parkinson’s, OCD

LA JOLLA—Driving to work, typing an email or playing a round of golf—people perform actions such as these throughout the day. But neuroscientists are still unsure how the brain orchestrates complex actions or switches to a new action—behaviors that are impaired in disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Read more »


BS, China Agricultural University
PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health


Awards & Honors

  • Mcknight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award, 2018
  • Whitehall Foundation Award, 2013-2016
  • Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award, 2012-2016
  • Portuguese Society for Neuroscience Featured Article Award, 2011
  • NIAAA/NIH Benedict J. Latteri Memorial Award, 2011
  • Society for Neuroscience Gruber International Research Award, 2011
  • Shanghai Municipality Shanghai Natural Science Award, 2006
  • Shanghai-Unilever Research and Development Fund Unilever Scholarship, 2005