This area of research focuses on (1) vascular protection—searching for protective molecules and their mechanisms; (2) inflammation—looking for novel inflammatory and anti-inflammatory factors that are involved in cardiometabolic disorders ; and (3) metabolic dysregulation in human diseases.
Jeng-jiann Chiu, Ph. D. / Distinguished Investigator
Research Field：To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the regulation of vascular functions, with a special emphasis on the transduction of mechanical stimuli, such as blood flow-induced shear stress and complex flow pattern, into intracellular signaling and the ensuing gene expression and functional responses in cardiovascular disease.
Shaw-Fang Yet, Ph. D. / Investigator
Research Field：Vascular diseases models of atherosclerosis, stenosis, and aneurysm and the underlying molecular mechanisms; phenotypic modulation of vascular smooth muscle cells. Differentiation of embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells into vascular cells for vascular repair.
Jun-Yang Liou, Ph. D. /Associate Investigator
Research Field：Cancer Cell Biology; Cardiovascular Biology; Stem Cell Biology; Signal Transduction; Gene Regulation
Cheng-Chin Kuo, Ph. D. /Associate Investigator
- Identification of novel metabolites as therapeutic targets for inflammatory disases
- Cardiovascular Metabolism
- Metabolism in tumor immune microenvironment
Pu-Ste Liu, Ph. D. /Assistant Investigator
Research Field：Immunology, Immunometabolism, Metabolic syndrome, Cancer immunity