Principal Investigator

現職:陽明大學 神經科學研究所 教授

經歷:美國國家衛生研究院(NIH) 國家老化研究所 (NIA) 研究員/長聘資深研究員 (2009-2017)

學歷:美國杜克大學 神經生物學博士 (2006)

台灣大學 醫學系醫學士 (2000)

研究:系統神經科學 | 行為電生理學 | 認知功能的神經機轉

Previous Positions

Education

  • 2000 M.D., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2006 Ph.D., Neurobiology, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

Honors and Special Scientific Recognition

  • 1991 Research Science Institute (RSI) Summer Camp, Washington, DC
  • 1992 Bronze Medal, 33rd International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)
  • 1992-2000 Four times Presidential Award, National Taiwan University
  • 1999 Harvard Medical School Exchange Student, Clinical rotations
  • 2002 HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship, Neuroscience, Honorable mention
  • 2008 NARSAD 2008 Young Investigator Award
  • 2009 Pathway to Independence (K99/R00) Award, NIMH, NIH (*Declined due to accepting the investigator position at the NIA, NIH)
  • 2010 NARSAD 2010 Young Investigator Award
  • 2014 European Neurasmus Scholar
  • 2014 NIH Graduate Partnerships Program Outstanding Mentor Award
  • 2016 Post Baccalaureate Distinguished Mentor Award
  • 2017 Promoted to Tenured Senior Investigator at NIA, NIH

Current Grants and Research Support

  1. PI: “The role of basal forebrain in temporal expectation” Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan (2018-2020)
  2. Co-PI: “Center of Excellence - Brain Research Center in Yang-Ming University”. MOST, Taiwan (2018-2022)
  3. PI: “Reward prediction error signal in the basal forebrain” Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan (2018-2021)

Past Grants and Research Support

  1. PI: “The roles of basal forebrain neuronal ensembles in top-down attention.” NARSAD 2008 Young Investigator Award (2008-2009)
  2. PI: “The roles of basal forebrain neuronal ensemble in top-down attention.“ NIMH/NIH (K99/R00) (2009-2014) ** Declined the award in order to accept a tenure track investigator position at the National Institute on Aging, NIH
  3. PI: “Neural circuit mechanisms of top-down attention.” NARSAD 2010 Young Investigator Award (2011-2013)
  4. PI: “Non-cholinergic basal forebrain neurons and neurocognitive aging.” NIA Intramural Research Program, NIH (2009-2017)
  5. PI: “The roles of basal forebrain neuronal ensembles in top-down attention.” NIA Intramural Research Program, NIH (2009-2017)

Teaching

  1. Introduction to neuroscience (Institute of Neuroscience core course)
  2. Master’s and PhD student seminar (Institute of Neuroscience elective course)
  3. Systems neuroscience: brain and behavior (Fall semester; open to graduate and undergraduate students)
  4. Advanced topics in systems neuroscience (Spring semester)
Last updated on 2019/04/02