J.J. Lin, Ph.D.


Chief scientist


Imagilin Technology

Presentation Description:

Novel probiotic freeze-dried products as functional pet treats or pet food ingredients – J.J. Lin, Ph.D., an adjunct professor at Hood College and chief scientist with Imagilin Technology, shares the health benefits of Pediococcus acidilactici NRRL B-50517, a patented, non-spore forming, plant-based probiotic for preparation of probiotic freeze-dried products for functional pet treats or functional pet food ingredients. Probiotics can increase the nutritional value of foods by helping animals’ digestion and immune systems. Probiotic freeze-dried products can be pet treats and/or pet food ingredients, and dogs and cats fed with Pediococcus probiotics showed better digestive health and immune responses.


Lin is the chief scientist of Imagilin Technology and an adjunct professor of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. At Imagilin, Lin leads the group to develop novel, patented plant-based probiotics, Pediococcus acidilactici NRRL B-50517. With more than 30 years’ experiences in microbial physiology, microbial genetics and molecular biology at academic research institutes as well as at commercial research and development division, Lin has published more than 50 papers and is frequently invited to present scientific results in many international conferences. From years of research and development, the research group leads Imagilin to have six issued and seven pending patents related to compositions and applications of Pediococcus-based probiotics, including the patent pending about the integration of Probiotics into pet food/treat through freeze-dried process. Lin earned a bachelor’s degree in plant pathology from the National Taiwan University, a doctorate in molecular virology from the University Of California and postdoctoral work in microbiology and genetics at Cornell University.