Associate Research Fellow
Fields of specialty
Associate Research Fellow, Hepatitis Research Center, National
Taiwan University Hospital, 1993-
Bachelor of Science in Microbiology: Department of
Microbiology, Soochow University, Taiwan.
Master of Science (1984-1986): Department of Microbiology
Immunology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
Master of Public Health (1987-88): The Johns Hopkins
Hygiene and Public Health, USA.
Ph.D. (1988-1992): Department of Immunology and Infectious
Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene
Public Health, USA.
Scholarship for studying abroad awarded by the Ministry of
Member of Phi-Tau-Phi scholastic honor society (elected in 1984)
Member of the Alpha Chapter of Omega, the National Honorary
Public Health Society (elected in 1987)
The research of her laboratory mainly focuses on establishing animal models for chronic hepatitis B to study pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis B and develop novel therapeutic strategies to treat diseases associated with chronic HBV infection.
A. To establish woodchuck animal model for chronic hepatitis B
(1) Hepatitis research center has imported woodchucks from
the United States
since 1998 and has established this
model in Taiwan.
(2) Using woodchuck hepatitis virus (WHV)-infected
to study the pathogenesis of chronic hepatitis
as well as to
evaluate the efficacy and
safety of new
therapeutic strategies for
chronic hepatitis B and related
B. To explore the feasibility of using RNA interference-based
strategy to control viral expression, replication and infection.