Research Faculty

    Chii-Shiarng Chen
    • Name

      Chii-Shiarng Chen

    • Department

      Director General

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    • Educational Backgroud

      Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin Cell and Developmental Biology (1993)

    • Publication

      SCI Journal PapersConference PapersPatentBooks

    • Experience

      Present Occupation:

      Director General, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium

      Professional Experience:

      Research Assistant, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan (1987-1988)

      Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Embryology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Baltimore MD (1993-1994)

      Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester MN (1994-1997)

      Cell Biology Group Leader, Molecular Probes, Inc. Eugene OR (1997-2001)

      Senior Research Scientist (III), Molecular Biosciences, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland WA (2001-2003)

      Research fellow, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Taiwan (2004-2015)

      Director and Professor, Institute of Marine Biotechnology, National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan (2005-2009)

      Director, Taiwan Coral Research Center, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (2007-2015)

      Deputy Director, National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (2009-2015)

    • Research Expertise

      1. Cell and Developmental Biology

      2. Marine Endosymbiosis

      3. Marine Developmental Biology

      4. Membrane trafficking and signalling

      5. Fluorescence Imaging

    • Research Subject

      1. Cellular and molecular identifications of lipid bodies in the coral-dinoflagellate endosymbiosis.

      2. Integrated approach toward cellular endosymbiosis: tackling the mechanism through molecular, cellular and developmental biology.