Yuk-Kwan Chen was born in Hong Kong in 1959. Presently, he is the head and associate professor of Department of Oral Pathology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. He has been graduated from Department of Dentistry, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University and received his DDS degree in 1986. Three years later, he obtained his Master Degree in the Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences of Kaohsiung Medical University. He has been the research scholar of Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Department of Human Genetics; Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2010. On the other hand, he has been recipients of Best Teacher Award (1992, 2008), Best Research Award (2008, 2009) and Excellent Teacher Award (2008) from his institution. Up to now, he has published about 100 peer-reviewed clinical and experimental research papers relating to the field of dentistry encompassing from various topics of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology and dental pulp stem cells. Recently, his research expertise has been mainly focused on head and neck cancer with a particular emphasis on animal oral cancer models (7,12-dimethyl benz[a]anthrance-induced hamster buccal pouch squamous cell carcinoma and VX-2 induced rabbit cancer models) research as well as isolation and characterization with potential clinical applications of human dental pulp stem cells.
Biography Updated on 19 April 2011