MSc/PhD Program
I-Wen Chen
First Name:
I-Wen

Last Name:
Chen

Country:
Taiwan

 

 



I-Wen Chen

EDUCATION

College / University:
National Taiwan University

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Life Science

Lab Experience:
Basic methods in molecular biology, developmental biology, and physiology (molecular biology techniques, gene cloning, sectioning, in situ hybridation, immunohistochemistry, western blotting)

Projects / Research:
2006 – 2007: Cold acclimation in zebrafish gill
2005 – 2006: Ionocytes differentiation in zebrafish(embryos and adult fish gills)

Publications:
Chou MY, Hsiao CD, Chen SC, Chen IW, Liu ST, Hwang PP.
Effects of hypothermia on gene expression in zebrafish gills: upregulation in differentiation and function of ionocytes as compensatory responses.
J Exp Biol. 2008 Oct;211(Pt 19):3077-84

Scholarships:
2008 – 2009: Stipend of the Excellence Foundation for the Promotion of the Max Planck Society
2006 and 2007: Scholarships for undergraduate research, NSC, Taiwan
2005: Presidential Award in National Taiwan University, Taiwan

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Currently I’m interested in various branches of neuroscience. Topics such as neuron dynamics, membrane biophysics, and neurodegeneration are quite appealing to me. On the other hand, since I am particularly triggered to interdisciplinary methods, it may be fascinating for me to apply these to decipher some neural behaviors or even some cognition phenomena. So far my major purpose is to equip myself with all these diverse branches of knowledge and the various tools for investigation.