• 1204 Citations
  • 16 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

  • 1204 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 24 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)
KATP Channels
Palmitic Acid
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Chao, R. Y., Cheng, C. H., Wu, S-N. & Chen, P., 2018 Feb 1, In : Journal of Neurochemistry. 144, 4, p. 483-497 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parkinson Disease
Dopaminergic Neurons
Protein Transport
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Intermediate-Conductance Calcium-Activated Potassium Channels
Motor Neurons
Architectural Accessibility
3 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., 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