Young Living announced it has appointed Dr. Hsueh-Kung (HK) Lin, Ph.D. to the role of Chief Scientist. Dr. Lin has served as a scientific advisor to Young Living as well as chairman of the board for the Association for the International Research of Aromatic Science and Education (AIRASE) that was organized by Young Living Founder Gary Young. Since meeting Young in 2007, Dr. Lin has published scientific papers and expanded his research to include essential oils and natural products.
“My goal is to provide mentorship for individual growth and create an environment to foster the next generation of research and development leaders—leaders who will carry out Gary Young’s, Young Living’s founder, vision well into the future,” Dr. Lin said. “As we dive deep into the study of biomedical and plant science, we will gain a better and more thorough understanding of the impact our products can have to improve people’s lives.”
Dr. Lin studied immunogenetics at Cornell University and received postdoctoral training in molecular and cellular biology and pharmacology.
“HK is bringing unmatched passion and leadership to the research and development team and is a great asset to the Young Living team,” said Mary Young, CEO of Young Living. “With him as our chief scientist, all areas of research and development will become more integrated, allowing Young Living to build even greater scientific expertise and understanding while continuing to deliver the highest quality essential oils in the world.”