Po-Shiuan Hsieh was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1962. He received the M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taipei, Taiwan, in 1989 and from the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, USA in 1999, respectively. From 1999 till 2000, Dr. Hsieh was a Faculty Member at the Department of Biology and Anatomy, NDMC. Then, he became a Faculty Member at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, NDMC, from 2000 to date. Currently, he is a Professor at and Head of this department and also the Institute of Physiology. He is mainly interested in the pathological links between obesity and type 2 diabetes: the causal links between the major characteristics of insulin resistance-associated syndromes (i.e., hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and hypertriglyceridemia ) and hypertension; the role of inflammation in the development of insulin resistance and impairment of pancreatic insulin secretion in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes; the role of portal endotoxemia and hepatic inflammation in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes; the potential therapeutic application in prevention and treatment of metabolic syndromes and diabetes. He had been a Member of the executive committee of Chinese Physiology Association from 2006 to 2010. Currently, he is the Editor of two international SCI journals: Chinese Journal of Physiology and World Journal of Gastroenterology.
Biography Updated on 28 September 2010