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academic administrator

Michael Ming-Chiao Lai, Chinese academic administrator. Recipient Society Chinese Bioscientists in American-Cathay Hospital award on Hepatitis Research, 1990, Science-Technology Achievement award, Taiwanese-American Foundation, 2003. Fellow American Academy Microbiol.; member American Society Virology, American Society Biological Chemists, Academica Sinica, Academy of Sciences Developing World.

Background

Lai, Michael Ming-Chiao was born on September 8, 1942 in Tainan, Taiwan. Came to United States, 1969. Son of Tsai-Sen and Tsan-Hwa (Shih) Lai.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, National Taiwan University College Medicine, Taipei, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, University California, Berkeley, 1973. Degree in Science (honorary), Central University, Taiwan, 2004.

Career

Assistant professor University Southern California School Medicine, Los Angeles, 1973-1978, associate professor, 1978-1983, professor, 1983—2002, distinguished professor departments microbiology and neurology, 2002—2007. Distinguished research fellow Academia Sinica Institute Molecular Biology, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003—2006. President National Cheng Kung University, since 2007.

Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1990—2003.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Microbiol. Member American Society Virology, American Society Biological Chemists, Academica Sinica, Academy of Sciences Developing World.

Connections

Married Cathy Hwei-ying Wung, January 1, 1971. Children: Cindy, Jennifer.

father:
Tsai-Sen Lai

mother:
Tsan-Hwa (Shih) Lai

spouse:
Cathy Hwei-ying Wung

child:
Cindy Lai

child:
Jennifer Lai