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  • Postdoctoral Training
  • University of California at San Francisco (with Bruce Alberts)
  • Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics (1978-1980)
  • Harvard University (with Dr. James C. Wang)
  • Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology (1977-78)
  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate (with Dr. James C. Wang)
  • University of California, Berkeley (1973-77) Ph. D. in Biophysics
  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan B. S. in Chemistry (1967-71)


  • Adjunct Professor and Vice President (2013-present)
  • Taipei Medical University
  • Professor and Chair (1992-2012) and Professor (2012 to 2014) of Pharmacology
  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (now Rutgers University)
  • Assistant (1980-1984), Associate (1984-1988) and Full Professor (1988-1992) of Biological Chemistry
  • Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine


  • Academecian (2000-present) Awarded by Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Honorary Professor (2006-2008) Awarded by School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • C. Chester Stock Award (2003), Awarded by: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding Preclinical Research in Cancer Chemotherapy (1997) Awarded by American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • George H. Hitchings Award for Innovative Drug Design (1989) Awarded by Burroughs Wellcome Fund
  • Searle Scholar Award, Awarded by Searle Scholar Program (1981-1984)

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Projects 2015 2016


Yen, Y., Whang-Peng, J., Liu, L. & Chang, W.


Project: c - Ministry of Health and Welfare


Tsai, S., Whang-Peng, J., Liu, L., Chang, W., Ho, Y., Cheng, Y., Yeh, S., Chen, K., Sung, S., Hung, K., Chen, R., Chiou, H., Chen, C. & Li, Y.


Project: c - Ministry of Health and WelfareResearch

Research Output 1975 2018

1 Citations

Tetrac downregulates β-catenin and HMGA2 to promote the effect of resveratrol in colon cancer

Nana, A. W., Chin, Y. T., Lin, C. Y., Ho, Y., Bennett, J. A., Shih, Y. J., Chen, Y. R., Changou, C. A., Pedersen, J. Z., Incerpi, S., Liu, L. F., Whang-Peng, J., Fu, E., Li, W. S., Mousa, S. A., Lin, H. Y. & Davis, P. J. Mar 1 2018 In : Endocrine-Related Cancer. 25, 3, p. 279-293 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

High Mobility Group Proteins
beta Catenin
varespladib methyl
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms

Correction: Novel leptin OB3 peptide-induced signaling and progression in thyroid cancers: Comparison with leptin [Oncotarget, 7, (2016) (27641-27654)]. DOI:10.18632/oncotarget.8505

Yang, Y. C. S. H., Chin, Y. T., Hsieh, M. T., Lai, H. Y., Ke, C. C., Crawford, D. R., Lee, O. K., Fu, E., Mousa, S. A., Grasso, P., Liu, L. F., Chang, H. Y., Tang, H. Y., Lin, H. Y. & Davis, P. J. 2017 In : Oncotarget. 8, 21, p. 35480 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

4 Citations

Crosstalk between integrin αvβ3 and ERα contributes to thyroid hormone-induced proliferation of ovarian cancer cells

Hsieh, M. T., Wang, L. M., Changou, C. A., Chin, Y. T., Yang, Y. C. S. H., Lai, H. Y., Lee, S. Y., Yang, Y. N., Whang-Peng, J., Liu, L. F., Lin, H. Y., Mousa, S. A. & Davis, P. J. 2017 In : Oncotarget. 8, 15, p. 24237-24249 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thyroid Hormones
Ovarian Neoplasms
Estrogen Receptors

Therapeutic applications of resveratrol and its derivatives on periodontitis

Chin, Y. T., Cheng, G. Y., Shih, Y. J., Lin, C. Y., Lin, S. J., Lai, H. Y., Whang-Peng, J., Chiu, H. C., Lee, S. Y., Fu, E., Tang, H. Y., Lin, H. Y. & Liu, L. F. Sep 1 2017 In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1403, 1, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Signal transduction
5 Citations

2,3,5,4′-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O- β -glucoside isolated from Polygoni Multiflori ameliorates the development of periodontitis

Chin, Y. T., Hsieh, M. T., Lin, C. Y., Kuo, P. J., Yang, Y. C. S. H., Shih, Y. J., Lai, H. Y., Cheng, G. Y., Tang, H. Y., Lee, C. C., Lee, S. Y., Wang, C. C., Lin, H. Y., Fu, E., Whang-Peng, J. & Liu, L. F. 2016 In : Mediators of Inflammation. 2016, 6953459

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Porphyromonas gingivalis
AMP-Activated Protein Kinases