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  • 1973-1976 Ph.D., University of Tokyo
  • 1971-1973 M.S., University of Tokyo
  • 1965-1969 B.S., Taipei Medical College


  • 2014- Chairman, Board of Trustees, Taipei Medical University
  • 2011- Chair Professor, Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University
  • 2011- Emeritus Distinguished Chair Professor, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2008-2011 Deputy Minister, National Science Council
  • 2007-2011 Distinguished Chair Professor of National Cheng Kung University
  • 2005-2008 Dean, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2004- Academician of Academia Sinica
  • 2003-2008 Director, Center for Biosciences and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2001 University Chair Professor of National Cheng Kung University
  • 1999-2001 General Director, Department of Life Sciences, National Science Council, Taiwan
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Biosignal Research Center, Kobe University, Japan
  • 1998-1999 Associate Dean, College of Medical, Cheng Kung University
  • 1997 Visiting Scholar, William Harvey Research Institute (Director Sir John R. Vane), London, U. K.
  • 1994-1999 Chairman, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University
  • 1983-2011 Professor, Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University
  • 1983-1990 Chairman, Department of Pharmacology, National Cheng Kung University
  • 1981-1983 Visiting Scientist, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • 1979-1981 Visiting Scientist, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1976-1978 Visiting Fellow, National Institute on Aging, NIH, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


  • 2015, K. T. Lee’s Science and Technology Chair, Chair Professor
  • 2011, Member of The Third World Academy of Sciences
  • 2008, Life-long Honor of National Professorship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 2006, The 16th Annual Wang Ming-Ning Award
  • 2006, Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, Outstanding Achievement Award and Honorary Members
  • 2005, K. T. Lee’s Science and Technology Chair, Honorary Scholar Award
  • 2004, APEX International Honor Society for Leadership, Honorary Member
  • 2004, Academician of Academia Sinica
  • 2004, Merit NSC Research Fellow Award, Taiwan
  • 1999, 2004, National Professorship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 1998, Science Academy Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
  • 1997-2002, Distinguished Scientist, specially contracted with National Science Council, Taiwan
  • 1996, Board Award, Chinese Education and Culture Foundation, Taiwan
  • 1995, Glaxo-William Harvey Medical Award, Glaxo Co., Taiwan
  • 1994, Distinguished Research Award, Chinese Pharmacological Society, Taiwan
  • 1993, Wu San-Lien Award in Medical Science, Wu San-Lien Award Foundation, Taiwan
  • 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan

Research Interests

  • Prostaglandins
  • Anti-Inflammation
  • Signal Transduction
  • Molecular Pharmacology

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Projects 2011 2020


Chang, W.


Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology


Chang, W.


Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

轉錄因子 Sp1 在癌症形成之基礎及轉譯研究-Sp1在癌轉移進展所扮演角色之探討(3/3)(相對補助)

Chang, W.


Project: A - Government Institutionf - Other (Funded by Government)


Chang, W.


Project: A - Government Institutionb - Ministry of Science and Technology

Research Output 1970 2019

3 Citations (Scopus)
Embryonal Carcinoma Stem Cells
Neural Stem Cells
Zinc Fingers

Identification of two independent SUMO-interacting motifs in Fas-associated factor 1 (FAF1): Implications for mineralocorticoid receptor (MR)-mediated transcriptional regulation

Wang, C. H., Hung, P. W., Chiang, C. W., Lombès, M., Chen, C. H., Lee, K. H., Lo, Y. C., Wu, M. H., Chang, W. C. & Lin, D. Y., Aug 1 2019, In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Cell Research. 1866, 8, p. 1282-1297 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mineralocorticoid Receptors
Transcriptional Activation

Promyelocytic leukemia zinc finger is involved in the formation of deep layer cortical neurons

Lin, H. C., Ching, Y. H., Huang, C. C., Pao, P. C., Lee, Y. H., Chang, W. C., Kao, T. J. & Lee, Y. C., Apr 26 2019, In : Journal of Biomedical Science. 26, 1, 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Zinc Fingers

Sp1 in Astrocyte Is Important for Neurite Outgrowth and Synaptogenesis

Hung, C. Y., Hsu, T. I., Chuang, J. Y., Su, T. P., Chang, W. C. & Hung, J. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Molecular Neurobiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Toll-Like Receptor 2