Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Organization profile

Organisation profile

To understand the dynamic and vast body of advanced knowledge in these fields, the Division of Microbiology was established in the Department of Medicine in 1984. Since then, we have further expanded to provide a Masters program (1991) and an integrated Doctoral program (1992), forming the ‘Department of Microbiology and Immunology’ (DMI). In 2005, the department of Parasitology was absorbed into the department allowing students to have a more diverse option in their chosen field of research. The Department is located on the 11th floor of the Medical Research Building. Currently, we have 12 full-time faculty members and 11 adjuncts members. Our faculty has been trained in various countries, including Taiwan, America, England, Japan, and Germany, respectively. The diversity of the cultural experiences of DMI members fosters an academic atmosphere of liberty and mutual respect, which are reflected in the wide spectrum of curricula and team work style. Our students benefit from the multi-disciplinary training and exposure to different academic backgrounds.

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Dengue Virus Medicine & Life Sciences
Virus Diseases Medicine & Life Sciences
Apoptosis Medicine & Life Sciences
Enterovirus Medicine & Life Sciences
Severe Dengue Medicine & Life Sciences
Autophagy Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Genes Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2020

Research Output 1984 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Amelioration of experimentally induced arthritis by reducing reactive oxygen species production through the intra-articular injection of water-soluble fullerenol

Kuo, W. S., Weng, C-T., Chen, J. H., Wu, C-L., Shiau, A-L., Hsieh, J. L., So, E. C., Wu, P-T. & Chen, S. Y., 2019 Jun 1, In : Nanomaterials. 9, 6, 909.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Reactive Oxygen Species
Nitric oxide

Combination of modified NS1 and NS3 as a novel vaccine strategy against dengue virus infection

Kao, Y. S., Yu, C. Y., Huang, H. J., Tien, S. M., Wang, W. Y., Yang, M., Anderson, R., Yeh, T. M., Lin, Y. S. & Wan, S. W., 2019 Oct 1, In : Journal of Immunology. 203, 7, p. 1909-1917 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dengue Virus
Virus Diseases
Severe Dengue
Cellular Immunity

Curcumin functions as a MEK inhibitor to induce a synthetic lethal effect on KRAS mutant colorectal cancer cells receiving targeted drug regorafenib

Wu, C. S., Wu, S. Y., Chen, H. C., Chu, C. A., Tang, H. H., Liu, H. S., Hong, Y. R., Huang, C. Y. F., Huang, G. C. & Su, C. L., 2019 Dec, In : Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 74, 108227.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

HCT116 Cells
Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinases
Colorectal Neoplasms

Student theses

Absence of IL-20 receptor 1 reduced the lethality of enterovirus 71-infected mice

Author: 佾頻, 蔡., 2014 Jul 25

Supervisor: Chen, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Autophagy participates in lung cancer cell tumorigenesis through Rab37-mediated TIMP1 secretion

Author: 佳文, 陳., 2018 Aug 28

Supervisor: Liu, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Autophagy suppresses bladder tumor formation in a mouse orthotopic bladder tumor formation model

Author: 琬婷, 郭., 2014 Aug 27

Supervisor: Liu, H. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis