Scientific Advisory Board, SAB

Chair Chi-huey Wong

Dr. Chi-huey Wong is the former President of Academia Sinica. His expertise is bioorganic and synthetic chemistry, especially in carbohydrate chemistry and chemical biology. Before returning to Taiwan, he served as Ernest Hahn Professor of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute. He has received many awards and honors for his scientific work. He was elected as an academician of Taiwan's Academia Sinica in 1994, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science in 1996, and a member of US National Academy of Science in 2002. He was also awarded the American Chemical Society A. C. Cope Medal (2012), the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, Israel (2014) and the Robert Robinson Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2015).

Committee Members Shaw T. Chen

Dr. Shaw T. Chen is currently the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Polaris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Chen had previously been with US FDA for over 26 years in new drug development as a primary/supervisory medical staff. He most recently was Deputy Director, Office of Drug Evaluation, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA. He also serves as the Consultant to the Biotechnology Technical Committee of Executive Yuan Taiwan.

Committee Members Chung-Yi Wu

Dr. Chung-Yi Wu is currently the Research Fellow, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica. Dr. Wu's research focuses on synthesis of oligosaccharide and development of sugar array. He has been elected the winner of the 2014 David Y. Gin New Investigator Award. The Award is sponsored by the Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.

Committee Members Kuo-I Lin

Dr. Kuo-I Lin is currently a Full Research Fellow at Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica. She received her Ph.D. (1998) in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from The Johns Hopkins University. She then worked at Columbia University as a postdoctoral fellow studying immunology and B cell biology. She has also been appointed as adjunct Associate Professor in Institute of Immunology, National Taiwan University since 2010.

Committee Members Che Alex Ma

Dr. Che Alex Ma is currently a Principal Investigator at Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica. He is an expert in the structure and function of membrane proteins and glycoproteins and has focused on research of new antibiotics and influenza vaccine. He was elected as Taiwan Bio-Development Foundation chair in Biotechnology in 2014.