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  • 2003 PhD, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University


  • 2004~2009 Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009/08-2011/07 Project-Assisted Research Investigator, Bone and Joint Research Center, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2011/08 ~ 2012/07 Project-Assisted Research Investigator, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2012/08 ~ 2014/07 Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Biological Materials and Tissue Engineering, Taipei Medical University
  • 2014/08~ present Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, National Cheng Kung University

Research Interests

  • Cell mechanics
  • Stem Cell Biology
  • Cancer metastasis

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Focal Adhesions Medicine & Life Sciences
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Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Leydig Cell Tumor Medicine & Life Sciences
Integrins Medicine & Life Sciences
Stem cells Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2012 2018


Wang, Y.


Project: Research project


Wang, Y.


Project: Research project


Wang, Y.


Project: Research project

Research Output 1994 2019

Simple in-house fabrication of microwells for generating uniform hepatic multicellular cancer aggregates and discovering novel therapeutics

Chiu, C. Y., Chen, Y. C., Wu, K. W., Hsu, W. C., Lin, H. P., Chang, H. C., Lee, Y. C., Wang, Y. K. & Tu, T. Y., 2019 Oct 1, In : Materials. 12, 20, 3308.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Cell culture
10 Citations (Scopus)

Caveolin-1 Controls Hyperresponsiveness to Mechanical Stimuli and Fibrogenesis-Associated RUNX2 Activation in Keloid Fibroblasts

Hsu, C. K., Lin, H. H., Harn, H. I., Ogawa, R., Wang, Y. K., Ho, Y. T., Chen, W. R., Lee, Y. C., Lee, J. Y. Y., Shieh, S. J., Cheng, C. M., McGrath, J. A. & Tang, M. J., 2018 Jan, In : Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 138, 1, p. 208-218 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caveolin 1
Chemical activation
trichostatin A
5 Citations (Scopus)

Coincidence Detection of Membrane Stretch and Extracellular pH by the Proton-Sensing Receptor OGR1 (GPR68)

Wei, W. C., Bianchi, F., Wang, Y. K., Tang, M. J., Ye, H. & Glitsch, M. D., 2018 Dec 3, In : Current Biology. 28, 23, p. 3815-3823.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Lis1 dysfunction leads to traction force reduction and cytoskeletal disorganization during cell migration

Jheng, G. W., Hur, S. S., Chang, C. M., Wu, C. C., Cheng, J. S., Lee, H. H., Chung, B. C., Wang, Y. K., Lin, K. H., del Álamo, J. C., Chien, S. & Tsai, J. W., 2018 Mar 11, In : Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 497, 3, p. 869-875 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Movement
Cell adhesion

Midazolam inhibits chondrogenesis via peripheral benzodiazepine receptor in human mesenchymal stem cells

Chen, Y. C., Wu, K. C., Huang, B. M., So, E. C. & Wang, Y. K., 2018 May, In : Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. 22, 5, p. 2896-2907 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

GABA-A Receptors
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells


Midazolam inhibits TGF-beta-induced cancer cells proliferation and Epithelial - Mesenchymal Transition

Author: 欣麟, 盧., 2018 Aug 6

Supervisor: Wang, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Shape control of tenogenesis

Author: 方妤, 羅., 2017 Jul 19

Supervisor: Wang, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis