Academia Sinica
National Taiwan Normal University
Tunghai University



Biodiversity Research Center

Wen-Hsiung Li

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

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

Shu-Miaw Chaw

Ph.D., Tulane University, USA

Evolution, phylogenetics, and functional genomics of seed plants

Chaolun Allen Chen

Ph.D., James Cook University, Australia

Evolutionary ecology and genetics of coral reefs, symbiosis, climate change biology

Benny K.K. Chan

Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong

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

Sen-Lin Tang

Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia

Microbial biodiversity, genomics, metagenomics

Sheng-Feng Shen

Ph.D., Cornell University, USA

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

Yin-Ru Chiang

Ph.D., University of Freiburg, Germany

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

John Wang

Ph.D., Stanford University, USA

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

Isheng Jason Tsai

Ph.D., Imperial College, UK

Evolution of parasitism and pathogenicity. Ecological genomics of fungi and nematodes.

Ryuji Machida

Ph.D., University of Tokyo, Japan

Marine ecology, phylogeography, genetic connectivity of marine metazoans, Zooplankton biodiversity, ecology, and evolution

Chih-Ming Hung

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, USA

Evolution, Population genetics, genomics, phylogeography

Kuo-Fang Chung

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

Plant Taxonomy, Evolution, Population Genetics, Biogeography

Mao-Ning Tuanmu

Ph.D., Michigan State University, USA

Biogeography, biodiversity conservation, remote sensing

Jen-Pan Huang

PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Systematics, Conservation, The interface between Microevolutionary and Macroevolutionary processes

Ko-Hsuan Chen

PhD, Duke University, Department of Biology, USA

Microbial Ecology, Fungal Systematics, Plant-fungal symbiosis, Mycology, Microbiome

Tzu-Hao Lin

PhD, Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University

Ecoacoustics,Marine Ecology,Community Ecology,Ecological informatics

Chien-Hsiang Lin

PhD, Institute of Earth Science, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy

Paleontology,Paleoecology,Conservation paleobiology,Marine ecology and conservation,Ichthyology and taxonomy,Otolith morphology

Hui-Yu Wang

PhD, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, USA

Life-history evolution, population ecology, fisheries statistics

Yi-Jyun Luo

PhD, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Evolutionary Genomics, Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Symbiosis


Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center

Lie-Fen Shyur

Ph.D., National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Herbal medicine biotechnology, cancer pharmacology, enzyme biotechnology

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 network, evolutionary developmental 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

Institute of Information Science

Steve S.-F. Yu

Ph.D., National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Catalysis, Biocatalysis, and Inorganic Biochemistry

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

Institute of Statistical Science

Chih-Horng Kuo

Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA

Evolutionary and functional genomics of host-associated bacteria

Wei-Chung Liu

Ph.D., Imperial College London, UK

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

Chuan Ku

Ph.D., Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Algae, protists, giant viruses, genome evolution and regulation in eukaryotes, microbial interactions, marine microbiology


Institute of Molecular Biology

Research Center for Environmental Changes

Jun-Yi Leu

Ph.D., Yale University, USA

Molecular mechanisms of speciation and genetic buffering

Tung-Yuan Ho

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

Marine biogeochemistry, marine phytoplankton ecology, environmental biogeochemistry


Department of Life Science, College of Science

Links of NTNU faculty

Yuying Hsu

Ph.D., Syracuse University, USA

Molecular mechanisms of endosymbiosis, speciation and genetic buffering

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

Chung-Ping Lin

Ph.D., Cornell University, USA

Molecular systematics, character evolution, behavioral ecology, speciation, diversification of island insects 

Teng-Chiu Lin

Ph.D., The University of Kansas, USA

Forest ecology, landscape 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

Chi-Chien Kuo

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

Disease Ecology, Ecological Immunology, Ecological Parasitology, Mammalogy

Tsu-Wei Wang

Ph.D., University of Michigan, USA

Neuroscience, developmental neurobiology, neural stem cell

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 Physiology, Environmental toxicology

Yi-Shan Chao

Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan


Plant Taxonomy, Plant Systematics, Pteridophytes, Carnivorous Plants, Aquatic Plants

Joe Chun-Chia Huang

Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, USA.

Chiropterology, conservation ecology, bioacoustics, community ecology, tropical ecology



Center for Ecology and Environment, Department of Life Science

Jyh-Min Chiang

Ohio University, Ph.D.

Ecosystem ecology, plant ecophysiology, plant community ecology

Mingli Hsieh

University of California, Los Angles, Ph.D.

Neurodegenerative disorder, mitochondrial disease, molecular medicine

Yeong-Choy Kam

University of Florida, Ph.D

Herpetology, vertebrate zoology

Hui-Chen Lin

Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D.

Physiological ecology, evolutionary physiology, aquatic biology and wetland ecology

Yiching Lin

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D.

Plant ecology, population and community ecology, quantitative ecology, spatial analysis

Shao-Lun (Allen) Liu

University of British Columbia, Ph.D.

Phycology, molecular systematics, community ecology, molecular ecology

I-Min Tso

University of Michigan, Ph.D.

Behavior Ecology

Pi-Han Wang

University of Birmingha, Ph.D.

Fungal Ecology, microbiology, biology, general biology

Yi-Wen Liu

Ph.D., National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan

Zebrafish model, molecular genetics

Kuo-Chang Wen

James Cook University, PhD

Coral reef fish ecology, marine reserves, environmental impact assessment, marine field ecology and conservation biology

Chung-Te Chang

National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, Ph.D.

Geospatial analysis, Remote sensing, Landscape Ecology

Li-Wei Wu

National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Ph.D.

Biogeography, population genetics, Systematics, Butterfly conservation, Butterfly ecology and behavior


Department of Chemistry

Min-Chieh Chuang

National Cheng Kung University, Ph.D.

Analytical Chemistry, electrochemistry, biosensors electrocatalysis, bioelectronics

Yuan-Hao Hsu

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

Aging disease, biochemistry, medical applications of mass spectrometry

Department of Statistics

Pao-Sheng Shen

University of Kentucky Ph. D.

Survival Analysis, analysis of variance components, sampling survey


BIODIVERSITY Program Committee

Program Affairs Committee

Admission Committee

  • Dr. John Wang
  • Prof. Chi-Chien Kuo
  • Prof. Jyh-Min Chiang
  • Dr. Sheng-Feng Shen
  • Prof. Shou-Hsien Li
  • Prof. Shao-Lun (Allen) Liu
  • Prof. Pei-Jen Lee Shaner
  • Dr. Ryuji Machida
  • Prof. Chung-Chi Chen
  • Prof. Yiching Lin
  • Prof. Yeong-Choy Kam
  • Dr. Sheng-Feng Shen (Chair)
  • Dr. Jr-Kai Yu
  • Dr. Chih-Ming Hung
  • Prof. Shou-Hsien Li (Chair)
  • Prof. Chi-Chien Kuo
  • Prof. Pei-Chun Liao
  • Prof. Shao-Lun (Allen) Liu (Chair)
  • Prof. Chung-Te Chang
  • Prof. Kuo-Chang Wen

Curriculum Committee

Student Affairs Committee

  • Dr. John Wang (Chair)
  • Dr. Benny K.K. Chan
  • Dr. Ryuji Machida  
  • Prof. Pei-Jen Lee Shaner (Chair)
  • Prof. Li-Yih Lin
  • Prof. Si-Min Lin
  • Prof. Yiching Lin (Chair)
  • Prof. Pi-Han Wang
  • Prof. Mingli Hsieh
  • Dr. Jen-Pan Huang (Chair)
  • Dr. Yin-Ru Chiang
  • Dr. Mao-Ning Tuanmu
  • Prof. Chung-Chi Chen (Chair)
  • Prof. Teng-Chiu Lin
  • Prof. Chi-Chien Kuo
  • Prof. Yeong-Choy Kam (Chair)
  • Prof. Jyh-Min Chiang
  • Prof. Yi-Wen Liu