I have been interested in biology since studying in the elementary school, and I decided to major in Life Sciences in college. After obtaining my B.S. degree, I flew away from my home country, Taiwan, to Nashville, Tennessee in the U.S., and started my graduate study at Vanderbilt University Medical School. I worked in Prof. James Sutcliffe's lab, and the research topic of my M.S. thesis was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms in the human chromosome 15q11-q13 GABAA receptor subunit gene cluster. After graduation in Oct., 2000, I moved to Los Angeles in California and worked as a research technician in Prof. Robert Maxson's lab in Norris Cancer Hospital at University of Southern California for 10 months. Since August in 2001, I became a Ph.D. student in Prof. Maxson's lab, and the research topic of my Ph.D. dissertation was to investigate molecular mechanisms underlying the defects in the cardiac outflow tract and atrioventricular cushions in Msx1-/-; Msx2-/- double knockout mouse embryos during development. Since May in 2007, I returned to my home country and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Stem Cell Laboratories at Academia Sinica for almost four years. Since Feb. in 2011 till now, I have been working as an assistant professor in the Graduate Institute of Aerospace and Undersea Medicine at National Defense Medical Center. There have been two M.S. students graduating from my lab, and there are currently three M.S. students working in my lab.