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|1993 – 1999||Ph.D., Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University,, Taiwan|
|1991 – 1993||M.S., Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan|
|1987 – 1991||B.S., Aquaculture, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan|
|2006 – present||Assistant Investigator, Division of Infectious Diseases, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan|
|2004 – 2006||Research Associate, Division of Clinical Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan|
|2003 – 2004||Research Associate, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Nottingham, UK|
|1999 – 2003||Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Clinical Research, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan|
Dr. Chen’s main research interests include virulence regulation and drug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Current focus is on the regulation of virulence genes by a quorum sensing system. Quorum sensing is one particular form of cell-to-cell communication, in which genes are expressed in response to changes in population density. The opportunity is there for the exploitation of quorum sensing as a novel target for anti-infective therapy. It will be interesting to see this opportunity translated into clinical reality.
Research Activities & Accomplishment
Dr. Chen had studied the molecular mechanisms of fluoroquinolone reduced susceptibility in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae and has published some research articles about this issue.
NHRI Repository: http://ir.nhri.org.tw/handle/3990099045/120