Wen-Yang Tsai

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo Street, Bioscience Building 303
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
E-mail: wenyang@hawaii.edu

Personal Statement
I am interested in pathogen-host interactions after infection. Currently I am studying the humoral response after dengue infection in human patients. My research focuses on the epitopes of antibodies derived from human donors and their relationships to disease protection. Our long term goal is to generate the effective and long-lasting dengue vaccine.

Education
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. B.S., 2005 – Life Science
National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. M.S., 2007 – Microbiology
University of Hawaii.  Ph.D. candidate, 2012 – present – Tropical Medicine

Experience
2003  -  Summer intern at Dr. Yi-Ling Lin’s laboratory, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2004 – Undergraduate research at Dr. Haimei Huang’s Laboratory, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
2007-2008 – Military Service as an Army Second Lieutenant
2008-2009 – Research Assistant at Dr. Wei-Kung Wang’s laboratory, National Taiwan University, Taiwan