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Biochemist , researcher

Yee-Hsiung Chen, Chinese biochemist, researcher. Achievements include development of a mathematical model to analyze the secondary structure of a protein molecule by circular dichroism; findings of cytoskeletal change of cells by snake cardiotoxin; findings of an androgen-stimulated autoantigen in mouse seminal vesicle and establishment of its protein structure. Member Chinese Biochemical Society (advisory board 1977), Evergreen Club.

Background

Chen, Yee-Hsiung was born on February 19, 1941 in Taipei, Taiwan. Son of Tran Sun and Chaw Di (Tsu) Chen.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, National Taiwan University, 1964. Master of Science in Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry and Biophysics, University California, San Francisco, 1972.

Career

Lecturer chemistry National Taiwan University, 1966—1969. Associate professor National Taiwan University Institute Biochemical Sciences, 1975-1979, professor, since 1978. Associate research fellow Academia Sinica Institute Biological Chemistry, Taipei, 1975-1980, research fellow, since 1980, deputy dir, 1995—1999, acting director, since 1996.

Visiting research associate professor University California, Davis, 1977—1978. Director National Taiwan University Institute Biochemical Sciences, 1978—1984. Visiting scholar laboratory reproductive and development toxicology National Institute Environmental Health Sciences, 1985—1986.

Adjunct professor department health science Tulane University, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of a mathematical model to analyze the secondary structure of a protein molecule by circular dichroism. Findings of cytoskeletal change of cells by snake cardiotoxin. Findings of an androgen-stimulated autoantigen in mouse seminal vesicle and establishment of its protein structure.

Membership

Member Chinese Bio-chemical Society (advisory board since 1977), National Institute Environmental Health Science (visiting expert 1985-1986), Evergreen Club.

Connections

Married Chun Mei Wu, April 26, 1968. Children: Engen Yih-Yoh, Karen Yih-Liang.

father:
Tran Sun Chen

mother:
Chaw Di (Tsu) Chen

spouse:
Chun Mei Wu

child:
Karen Yih-Liang Chen

child:
Engen Yih-Yoh Chen