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Biotechnologist , educator , consultant

Paul Porwen Hung, American biotechnologist, educator, consultant. Achievements include patents in field. Named Distinguished Alumni of Year, Purdue University, 1994, Alumnus of Year, Millikin University, 2001; recipient Taiwanese American Foundation Science and Technical award, 2001.


Hung, Paul Porwen was born on September 30, 1933 in Taipei, Taiwan. Son of Yao-Hsun and Shiu-Chin (Wu) Hung.


Bachelor of Science in Arts and Science, Millikin University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Purdue University, 1960. Doctor of Science (honorary), Millikin University, 1997.


Head molecular virology and biology Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, 1960-1981. General manager Bethesda Research Laboratory, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1981-1982. Assistant vice president Wyeth Ayerst Laboratories, Radnor, Pennsylvania, 1982-1995, distinguished research fellow, 1993-1995.

Adjunct professor Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, 1975-1986. Chairman board RDNA Corporation, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, since 1995, Global Briotech Inc., Taiwan, since 1998. Member National Vaccine Advisory Committee, Washington, 1990-1995.

Consultant American Institute Biological Science, Washington, 1992, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria, 1981. Visiting professor Stanford University, 1969-1970.


  • Achievements include patents in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (chapter) Recombinant DNA, 1991, Hepatitis Vaccine, 1991. Contributor over 270 articles to professional journals.


Member American Society Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, American Association Cancer Research, International Association Biological Standardization, American Institute Chemists, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Medalion Society/Millikin University.


Married Nancy Kay Clark, May 4, 1956. Children: Pauline E., Eileen K., Clark D.

Yao-Hsun Hung

Shiu-Chin (Wu) Hung

Nancy Kay Clark

Pauline E. Hung

Eileen K. Hung

Clark D. Hung