Fang-Rong Chang was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1966. He received the undergraduate degree major in nutrition from Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU) in 1988, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmacognosy from the College of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. In 1998 and 2001, he entered UNC at Chapel Hill, USA, to do postdoctoral research in the Lab of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry with Professor K. H. Lee. In 2004, he went to Okayama University of Science, Japan, to do postdoctoral research in transgenic plant assay related to estrogenic receptors. From 1998 to 2005, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor in Lab of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Graduate Institute of Natural Products (GINP), KMU. From 2005 to 2006, he was the R&D Leader of College of Pharmacy, KMU. Presently, he is the Professor of pharmacognosy and Director of GINP, KMU. He is mainly interested in natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, transgenic plant (Arabidopsis) reportor assay, functional food, traditional Chinese (herbal) medicine, and new drug development. In 1997, 1998, and 2000, Chang obtained First Grade Award, National Science Council, Taiwan. In 1998, he won the Outstanding Academic Alumnus, CSMU, Taiwan. In 2004 and 2009, he received the Best Young Researcher Award and the Outstanding Research Award, KMU. In 2010, he got lots of honors, such as being the Academic Member of Base of International Science & Technology Cooperation, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, National Science & Technology Ministry, China, being one of Top Tier Reviewers of Journal of Natural Products. Up to now, Chang’s publications and application are more than 180 research articles in SCI journals, more than 20 patents issued or in application, more than 250 poster presentations, more than 70 invited lectures, being a reviewer of more than 30 different international journals, and authorships of several book chapters.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011