Bachelor of Science, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1976.
Research fellow California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1976-1979. From assistant professor to associate professor University Iowa, Iowa City, 1979-1989, professor, since 1989. Visiting professor National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1987, University Tokyo, 1988, Universität Würzburg, Germany, 1995.
Ad hoc reviewer National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1989, International Human Frontier Science Program.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Neuroscience, Biophysics Society, Sigma Xi.
Married Mei-Lien Lin, September 25, 1971. Children: Daw-An, Yusing, Dawin.