a. Division of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology (MS and PhD programs)--The Biochemistry & Cellular Molecular Biology division offers a broad range of biomedical and basic research topics using the analytical tools of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and proteomics, as well as model organisms including yeast, Drosophila, Zebrafish, and mice. The research interests of the faculty members include DNA replication, gene regulation, cell differentiation, neural development, protein chemistry, signal transduction, tumor biology, and molecular epidemiology. Courses are designed to build a solid foundation in biochemistry, molecular, and cell biology.
b. Division of Microbiology (MS and PhD programs)--The division of Microbiology offers a research program focusing on microbial pathogenesis and host immune responses. Faculty interests include basic research on the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms, microbial pathogenesis, virology, immunology, vaccine development, cancer research, and bioinformatics. Collaboration among different biomedical laboratories is further promoted by the close proximity of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The division offers courses in advanced bacteriology, immunology, parasitology, and virogy. Courses on introductory and advanced bioinformatics are also offered.
c. Division of Physiology and Pharmacology (MS and PhD programs)--The division of Physiology and Pharmacology encourages integrated interdisciplinary approaches and offers courses in both basic subjects (Physiology, Pharmacology, and anatomy), and specialized courses (neurosciences, circulatory system, and respiratory system). Research topics in this division include physiological and pharmacological study of the nervous, endocrine, respiratory or cardiovascular system, and molecular mechanisms of aging, cancer, diabetes, drug addiction, along with research to advance drug delivery using nanotechnology.
d. Division of Biotechnology (PhD program)--The program of Biotechnology focuses on both fundamental theory and practical applications, aiming to establish a goal oriented teaching and research environment. The division offers courses and research opportunities in nano-biotechnology, biomedical material science, medical molecular diagnostics, biological detection and measurement, and medical laboratory technology.
e. Division of Natural Medicines (PhD program)--The division of Natural Medicines offers a research and education program focusing on traditional herbal medicines (TCM) and natural products. The division combines experts in biopharmaceutics, natural product chemistry, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and biochemistry to form a modern pharmaceutical research system. We coordinates with Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and establish a comprehensive New Drug Center for research and development of TCM and natural medicines.