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RESEARCH FOCUS

Professor Ingrid Liu's laboratory is located at Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan.The Ingrid Liu lab has been focusing on researching the molecular mechanism underlying memory formation and brain disorders.

Ingrid's lab uses several knockout/transgenic mouse models including the 3xTg Alzheimer's disease model, the Cav3.2 knockout model, and the peroxiredoxin 6 knockout model, to investigate key molecules involved in critical steps of memory information.

 

The lab also use these mouse models to select for effective novel drugs and treatments for related diseases.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE of PI

Current Positions

Professor, Institute of Medical Sciences, Tzu Chi University (Since 2014/08~)

President, Tzu Chi University (Since 2019/08~)

Vice president, Tzu Chi University (Since 2017/08~2019/07)
Provost, Tzu Chi University (Since 2014/09~2017/07)
Director, Center for Faculty Development and Teaching Resources (Since 2013/08~)

Professional Experiences

  1. Professor (2014/08-) Institute of Medical Sciences , Tzu Chi University

  2. Professor (2013/02-2014/07) Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Tzu Chi University

  3. Associate Professor (Jul-2008 till Jan 2013) Department of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Tzu Chi University

  4. Associate Professor/Chair (Aug-2003 till Jul-2008) Graduate Institute of Human Genetics, Tzu Chi University

  5. Assistant Instructor (Sep-2001 till Jan-2002) Program for Neuroscience, University of Southern California Lecturer (Mar-1993 till Jul-2003, 1998-2003 took a leave of absence for Ph.D. training)

  6. Lecturer, Institute of Cell Biology, Tzu Chi College(Mar-1993 till Jul-2003, 1998-2003 took a leave of absence for Ph.D. training)

  7. Supervisor, Cytogenetic lab, Tzu Chi General Hospital (Mar-1993 till Jul-1998)

  8. Teaching assistant (Sep-1990 till Aug-1991) Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington

EDUCATION

1998-2003

Ph.D., University of Southern California, California, USA.

Thesis: The Role of Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Fear Conditioning
Advisor: Dr. Richard F Thompson

1990-1992

M.Sc.Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.

Thesis: The Interaction of Avirulence-Resistance Gene Pairs in Pseudomonas SyringaeandArabidopsis Thaliania
Advisor: Dr. Roger W Innes

1986-1990

B.Sc.National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.

TEACHING

  1. Seminar in Human Genetics (Coordinator; required course for M.S. program)

  2. Human Genetics (Coordinator; required course for M.S. program, Teaching the part of Neuronal signaling)

  3. Behavioral Genetics (Independent instructor; course for M.S. program, Teaching in English)

  4. Neuroscience (Teaching the chapter of Cognitive Neuroscience; course for M.S. program )

  5. Molecular Biology of Learning and Memory (Independent instructor; course for M.S. program)

  6. Developmental Biology (Teaching the part “Development of Nervous System”; course for M.S. program)

  7. Animal Models (Teaching the part “Animal models for studying disorders of learning and memory”; course for M.S. program)

  8. Biology (Teaching the part of “Introduction of Neuroscience”; required course for undergraduate program)

  9. Exercise for Biology (Independent instructor; required course for undergraduate program)

PROFESSIONAL  SERVICES

  • Scientific programs production, Daai TV Station, funded by National Science Council, 2007-2010

  • Reviewer-Brain Research, J of European Neuropsychology, Plos One, Tzu Chi Medical Journal

  • Member of Society for Neuroscience 

  • Member of European Society for Neuroscience

  • Member of Taiwan Society for Human Genetics

  • Member of Taiwan Society for Fundamental Neuroscience

  • Organizer-Annual Conference for Society of Human Genetics, Taiwan, 2006; Annual Conference for Taiwan Society of Fundamental Neuroscience, 2014