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Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

School of Biological Sciences


Professor, Chemistry

School of Physical Sciences



Pharmaceutical Sciences




B.S., National Taiwan University, 1990, Chemistry (Liu Lab)


M.S., National Taiwan University, 1992, Chemistry (Liu Lab)


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1999, Chemistry (Klinman Lab)


Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University (Khosla Lab) and UCSF (Stroud Lab), 2003


Academic Distinctions:

AAAS Fellow, 2016

Chancellor's Outstanding Award of Research, 2013


UCI Chancellor's Fellow, 2011


Outstanding Professor from UC Irvine School of Biological Sciences, selected by the graduating seniors, 2010


School of Biological Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, the Division of Undergraduate Education, 2009


School of Biological Sciences Golden Apple Award in Teaching Excellence, 2007


Pew Scholar, 2006


Professional Societies:


American Chemical Society


Protein Society


American Crystallography Association


American Association for the Advancement of Science




Phone: (949) 824-4486

Fax: (949) 824-8552



University of California, Irvine

2218 Natural Sciences 1

Mail Code: 3900

Irvine, CA 92697


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