Honors and Awards
The Research and Teaching Activities
We have been conducting a series of experiments related to "fish reproductive physiology", "sex differentiation and sex change in fish", "reproductive endocrinology and reproduction in coral", "hormone regulation in fish", "maturation mechanism in fish", "environmental physiology and immunity in fish", and "reproductive physiology in prawns" in the past 20 years at the National Taiwan Ocean University. The researches are focusing on the marine animals especially important aquaculture species (black porgy and grouper).
The most significant contribution to the scientific community is the studies of "reproductive biology and physiology in aquatic animals" (as a representative work). A series of the experiments were conducted such as sex differentiation, sex change mechanism, regulation of reproductive hormones, gonadal development and growth, gametogenesis, maturation, and reproduction control. We have many important new findings and significant contributions to the theory and applied aspects in the area of reproductive physiology. We applied biological methods, histology, physiology, endocrinology, cell biology, and molecular genetics to solve the scientific questions and problems; most importantly, we further provided the new concepts and new proposals on the basis of our experimental results. Our research has earned the respect by scientific colleagues from Taiwan and international levels. The lab had been recognized as the important and famous location in the world-wide to work on sex change, coral research and other related research.
In the past 20 years, I also spent much time in the teaching activities. The courses (General Biology, Fish Phsiology, Endocrinology, Fish Reproduction) were taught in the Department of Aquaculture. These courses are important in the area of aquatic life sciences. The students ranked these courses are one of the best in their curriculum. The students have developed strong background after finishing these courses.