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     The objectives of our department are to educate students about the basic knowledge of medical science, fundamental concepts of microbiology and immunology, and their applications in future research or clinical practice. In training scientists at master and PhD levels, we emphasize communication skills, techniques for self-learning, and the discipline of academic ethics.


     To understand the dynamic and vast body of advanced knowledge in the fidles, the Division of Microbiology was established in the Department of Medicine in 1984. Since then, we have further expanded to provide a Masters program (1991) and an integrated Doctoral program (1992), in the ‘Department of Microbiology and Immunology’. In 2005, the Department of Parasitology joined with our department to let students to have a more diverse option in research. Our department is located in the 11th floor of the Medical Research Building. Currently, we have full-time faculty and adjuncts members. Our members are trained in various countries, including Taiwan, America, England, Japan and Germany, respectively. The diversity of the cultural experiences of our members fosters an academic atmosphere of liberty and mutual respect, which are reflected in the wide spectrum of curricula and team work style. Our students benefit from the multi-disciplinary training and exposure to different academic backgrounds.

Chairmens of the department

1984-1988: Dr. Kun-Yen Huang

1988-1994: Dr. Shen-Jeu Won

1994-2000: Dr. Huan-Yao Lei

2000-2003: Dr. Yee-Shin Lin

2003-2006: Dr. Hsiao-Sheng Liu

2006-2012: Dr. Bei-Chang Yang

2012-2015: Dr. Lien-I Hor

2015-2018:Dr. Ai-Li Shiau

2018August-:Dr. Shun-Hua Chen


     Our department focuses on areas of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and immunology with emphases on basic medical sciences and clinical medicine. We offer medical microbiology courses to undergraduate students, and the objective is to educate students with the basic concepts and applications of these four aspects and to provide the foundations for future research or clinical practice. The establishment of the graduate program is to coordinate with the development of our medical center to provide training in bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and immunology, and to strengthen the medical education in microbiology, immunology, and parasitology.

  1. Research and teaching are equally emphasized with special focus on the seminar training of master student. We also organize a journal club, which are held each week. 
  2. The communication and collaboration are well established among the faculty in our department. College core laboratories with sophisticated instruments are well managed and maintained to serve the needs of faculty research.

  3. To concentrate on important research issues, the following research teams are assembled, dengue virus, enteroviruses, and group A streptococcus.
  4. Our students will be trained with the spirit of self-discipline and optimism as well as progressive learning attitude to create active academic atmosphere.

  5. We have our traditional, academic journal club (Immunology and Infectious disease ) held each week in our department.

  6. We also have an unique TGIF study meeting, in which humanism, philosophy, and scientific thinking are thoroughly discussed.