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


Awards & Honors

  • 2018 McKnight Memory and Cognitive Disorders Award
  • 2013-2016 Whitehall Foundation Award
  • 2012-2016 Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award
  • 2011 Society for Neuroscience Gruber International Research Award
  • 2011 NIAAA/NIH Benedict J. Latteri Award
  • 2011 Portuguese Society for Neuroscience Featured Article Award