I was born and grew up in Taiwan. I attended the medical school, and trained as an endocrinologist at National Taiwan University/Hospital.
What brought me here:
The prevalence of diabetes worldwide continues to rise. Genome-wide association studies indicate that genetic susceptibility contributes to less than 10 percent pathogenesis of diabetes or obesity – leaving nutrition, environment, and the complicated interactions among genes and these factors to play a leading role. The opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research to explore the etiologies and better treatments of type 2 diabetes brought me to the Metabolic Biology PhD program at UC Berkeley, one of the best institutes devoted to the study of metabolism in the United States.
Outside of lab I love:
play violin, basketball, jog, swim, and watch movies