• 1282 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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  • 2006 PhD, Graduate institute of Basic Medicine, Chang Gung University


  • 2006~2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, Department of human genetics
  • 2007~2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Pharmacy
  • 2009~ 2014/01 Postdoctoral Fellow, Oregon Health and Science University, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • 2014/02~ present Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, National Cheng Kung University

Research Interests

  • Parkinson disease
  • Levdopa induced dyskinesa
  • ATP sensitive potassium channel
  • voltage gated potassium channel 2.1
  • channel trafficking
  • obese induced depression

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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2003 2018

  • 1282 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
2 Citations (Scopus)
KATP Channels
Palmitic Acid
6 Citations (Scopus)

Defective trafficking of Kv2.1 channels in MPTP-induced nigrostriatal degeneration

Chao, R. Y., Cheng, C. H., Wu, S. N. & Chen, P. C., 2018 Feb, In : Journal of Neurochemistry. 144, 4, p. 483-497 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parkinson Disease
Dopaminergic Neurons
Protein Transport
5 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Intermediate-Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels
Motor Neurons
Architectural Accessibility
6 Citations (Scopus)

High-fat diet suppresses the astrocytic process arborization and downregulates the glial glutamate transporters in the hippocampus of mice

Tsai, S. F., Wu, H. T., Chen, P. C., Chen, Y. W., Yu, M., Wang, T. F., Wu, S. Y., Tzeng, S. F. & Kuo, Y. M., 2018 Dec 1, In : Brain Research. 1700, p. 66-77 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amino Acid Transport System X-AG
High Fat Diet
Neuronal Plasticity