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John Cheng-Po Yu, Chinese, American biomedical researcher. Certified physician Taiwan, American Educational Council Foreign Medical Graduates. Recipient Established Investigator award American Heart Association, 1977-1980.


Yu, John Cheng-Po was born on July 22, 1943 in Taichung, Taiwan. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Kao-Yen and Yuh-Fen (Chen) Yu.


Doctor of Medicine, National Taiwan University, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University Chicago, 1974.


Medical intern National Taiwan University, 1967—1968. Medical physician, instructor National Navy Academy, Chow-Ying, Taiwan, 1968—1969. National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow Biological Laboratories Harvard University, Massachusetts, 1974-1977.

Assistant member II department cell and development immunology and department immunology Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, LaJolla, California, 1977—1983, assistant member department molecular biology and department molecular and experimental medicine, 1983—1989. Associate member department molecular and experimental medicine Scripps Research Institute, 1990—1998, director experimental hematology department molecular and experimental medicine, 1998—2002. Distinguished research fellow, director Institute Cellular and Organismic Biology Academia Sinica, since 2002, director stem cell progressive Genomics Research Center, since 2002, distinguished research fellow Genomics Research Center, since 2004.

Member, professor specialized cancer unit of leukemia and lymphoma progressive University California Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Diego, 2001—2002. Adjunct professor Graduate Institute Clinical Medicine National Taiwan University College Medicine, since 2003. Board directors National Applied Research Laboratories, Taiwan, since 2003.

Visiting professor Taipei Medical University, since 2003. Member advisory committee National Science and Technology Progressive in Biotechnology and Drug Research and Development, since 2003. Member advisory committee Science and Technology Law Center Institute Information Industry, since 2004.

Member advisory committee Science and Technology Policy Research and Information Center, since 2005. Member Republic of China committee International Union Biological Sciences, since 2004.


  • Certified physician Taiwan, American Educational Council Foreign Medical Graduates.


Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Cytokine Society, American Association Cancer Research, International Society Experimental Hematology, American Society Hematology, Taiwan Society Stem Cell Research (president since 2005), International Society Stem Cell Research.


Married Alice Lin-tsing Chen, August 2, 1969. Children: Timothy W., Elaine W.

Kao-Yen Yu

Yuh-Fen (Chen) Yu

Alice Lin-tsing Chen

Timothy W. Yu

Elaine W. Yu