Academia Sinica

Biodiversity Research Center

Shu-Miaw Chaw

Ph.D., Tulane University, USA

Evolution, phylogenetics, and functional genomics of seed plants

Wen-Hsiung Li

Ph.D., Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Evolutionary genomics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics and computational biology, population genetics, human genetics

Chih-Yu Chiu

Ph.D., National Tsukuba University, Japan

Soil biochemistry and microbiology, biogeochemistry

Chaolun Allen Chen

Ph.D., James Cook University, Australia

Evolutionary ecology and genetics of coral reefs, symbiosis and bleaching biodiversity

Benny K.K. Chan

Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong

Intertidal and supply-side ecology, barnacle ecology, larval ecology

Dr Benny K.K. Chan currenly works on larval ecology of coral associated invertebrates and examine how larval settlement can affect the host-specificity of coral associated invertebrates. Ph.D study projects include larval development and settlement pattern of coral associated barnacles.

Sen-Lin Tang

Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia

Microbial biodiversity, genomics, metagenomics

Chi-Ming Yang

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Plant biochemical, Satellite remote sensing, Ecophysiology

Daryi Wang

Ph.D., National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan

Evolutionary genomics, Molecular evolution, Metagenomics

Yoko Nozawa

Ph.D., Kyushu University, Japan

Coral reef ecology, marine biology/ecology

Sheng-Feng Shen

Ph.D., Cornell University, USA

Behavioral ecology, sociobiology, evolutionary game theory, climate change ecology

John Wang

Ph.D., Stanford University, USA

Genetics, genomics, behavior, and evolution of social insects, genome evolution in nematodes

Ryuji Machida

Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan

Phylogeny and population genetic analyses of marine zooplankton, metagenomic analyses of marine metazoan communities

Yin-Ru Chiang

Ph.D., University of Freiburg, Germany

Physiology and metabolism of bacteria, biodegradation and bioremediation, and microbial metabolomics

Isheng Jason Tsai

Ph.D., Imperial College, UK

Evolution of parasitism and pathogenicity. Eukaryotic microbe (fungi and helminths) ecology and biodiversity

One PhD position is available in the Tsai Lab at biodiversity research center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. The principal objective of our research lies in the fundamental mechanisms and evolution or pathogenicity and parasitism. We are mainly interested in fungi and nematodes. The project will use a combination of second and third DNA sequencing to make inference and categorise the bacterial and eukaryotic microbial community ecology and population biology of various environment in Taiwan. For more information please visit http://pathpopgenomics.biodiv.tw/

Mao-Ning Tuanmu

Ph.D., Michigan State University, USA

Biogeography, biodiversity conservation, remote sensing

Chih-Ming Hung

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, USA

Evolution, Population genetics, genomics, phylogeography

I am seeking PhD students interested in phylogeography, molecular ecology or evolutionary genomics of animal species, specially birds. Most projects in my lab apply genetic or genomic data to address research questions on evolutionary ecology, behavioral evolution or conservation. The central goal of our research is to understand how organisms respond to environmental changes and how species evolve. Current research projects include phylogeography of Pelearctic and East Asian birds, and genomic mechanisms of ecological adaptation and behavioral evolution in birds. I also encourage PhD students to develop their research projects aligning with the research goal in my lab.

Kuo-Fang Chung

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Plant Taxonomy, Evolution, Population Genetics, Biogeography

Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center

Lie-Fen Shyur

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Cancer chemoprevention, metabolomics, medicinal plant research, protein engineering

Wen-Chin Yang

Ph.D., Université de la Méditerranée, France

Natural products research, T cell biology, immunology, cancer biology and diabetes

Genomics Research Center

Trees-Juen Chuang

Ph.D., National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Bioinformatics, comparative & evolutionary genomics/transcriptomics, primate evolution

Tsung-Lin Li

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK

Natural product chemistry, microbial pathogenicity

Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology

Jr-Kai Yu

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, USA

Developmental biology, evolution of development

Yi-Hsien Su

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, USA

Developmental biology, gene regulatory networks, systems biology

Kinya G. Ota

Ph.D., The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), Japan

Evolutionary developmental biology, comparative vertebrate anatomy, zoology

Yung-Che Tseng

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Marine systeomics, Evolutionary and comparative physiology, Metabolic physiology

Institute of Chemistry

Steve S.-F. Yu

Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Isolation and characterization of the alkane-degradation enzymes from alkane utilizing bacteria, the biochemical and biophysical characterization of the corresponding proteins

Institute of Information Science

Arthur Chun-Chieh Shih

Ph.D., National Central University, Taiwan

Influenza virus evolution, functional genomics, comparative genomics, multimedia signal processing, pattern recognition

Institute of Plant & Microbial Biology

Chih-Horng Kuo

Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA

Microbial diversity and genome evolution

The main research focus of our lab is to investigate genome evolution in host-associated bacteria. In recent years, our main study systems involve bacteria in the class Mollicutes (e.g., phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas) and those in the genus Agrobacterium. Through comparative genomics, comparative transcriptomics, as well as functional characterization of virulence genes, we are interested in understanding how do these bacteria adapted to their host-dependent lifestyles. For more detailed information, please see our lab website and contact the PI directly.

Institute of Statistical Science

Wei-Chung Liu

Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK

Mathematical biology, theoretical ecology, quantitative epidemiology, network biology, sociology, systems biology

Institute of Molecular Biology

Jun-Yi Leu

Ph.D., Yale University, USA

Molecular mechanisms of speciation and genetic buffering

Research Center for Environmental Changes

Tung-Yuan Ho

Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA

Marine biogeochemistry, marine phytoplankton ecology, environmental biogeochemistry

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College of Science

Department of Life Science

Yuying Hsu

Ph.D., Syracuse University, USA

Animal contest, dog behavior, fish behavior

Shou-Hsien Li

Ph.D., State University New York, Albany, USA

Population genetics and evolution, topics in animal behavior

Chung-Chi Chen

Ph.D., University of Maryland, USA

Ecological modelling, system ecology, planktonic ecology, estuarine ecology, nutrient dynamics, experimental ecosystems

Yu-Feng Hsu

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, USA

Entomology, phylogenetic systematics

Shih-Ying Hwang

Ph.D., Ohio State University, USA

Genetics, phylogenetics

Chung-Ping Lin

Ph.D., Cornell University, USA

Treehopper Biology, Vibrational Communication, Molecular Systematics & Phylogenetics, Character Evolution, Phylogeography

We are seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic PhD students to work on comparative phylogeography and ecological speciation of insects on Asian continental and oceanic islands. We are interested in the evolutionary history of organisms, and use phylogenies as a framework to understand their diversities, ecology, behavior and the process of diversification. Major animal groups of our current focus are treehoppers, damselflies, stag beetles, flower beetles, weevils and spiders. Students are encouraged to develop their own research projects within the scope of research in our lab (http://web.ntnu.edu.tw/~treehopper).

Teng-Chiu Lin

Ph.D., The University of Kansas, USA

Forest ecology, landscape ecology

Jenn-Che Wang

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Plant systematics and evolution, vegetation ecology

Pei-Chun Liao

Ph.D., National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Population genetics; Molecular evolution; Phylogeography; Molecular ecology

Si-Min Lin

Ph.D., National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Herpetology, phylogenetics and systematics, conservation genetics, phylogeography, population dynamics of amphibians and reptiles

Tsu-Wei Wang

Ph.D., University of Michigan, USA

Neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, neural stem cell

Chi-Chien Kuo

Ph.D., University of California, Davis, USA

Disease Ecology, Ecological Immunology, Ecological Parasitology, Mammalogy

Pei-Jen Lee Shaner

Ph.D., University of Virginia, USA

Small mammal population biology, foraging behavior, stable isotope ecology, ecological niche modeling

Li-Yih Lin

Ph.D., National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan

Fish Ecophysiology, Aquatic toxicology

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Admission Committee                    

Curriculum Committee

Student Affairs Committee

Student Representative

  • Tuan Quang Le & Kriti Bhagat