We focus on understanding the cellular and molecular biological mechanisms underlying neurological diseases, with a specific emphasis on Sigma-1R, a versatile chaperone protein implicated in numerous neurodegenerative conditions. Our ongoing laboratory projects encompass two main areas: (I) exploring the molecular mechanisms and functions of Sigma-1R in the nuclear pore and nuclear envelope in neurodegenerative diseases, and (II) developing a screening platform for Sigma-1R agonists or antagonists with translational applications. Ultimately, we posit that Sigma-1R could serve as a promising pharmacological target for mitigating neurological diseases. In addition, our research delves into C9orf72 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a prominent genetic contributor to familial ALS, as well as its presence in sporadic cases. Specifically, we investigate dipeptide repeat protein (DPR), particularly the arginine-rich DPR, which increases motor neuron death and promotes neuroinflammation. The project outlines three primary objectives: I) examining whether Sigma-1R can safeguard against motor neuron death in C9orf72 ALS/FTD by promoting nucleocytoplasmic transport function, II) assessing whether Sigma-1R can alleviate DPR-induced neuroinflammation by inhibiting glial activation, and III) establishing in vitro and in vivo models for DPR-induced C9orf72 ALS/FTD.

醫學院生物醫學研究所 助理教授/Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor



  • 國立成功大學 基礎醫學研究所 博士
    National Cheng Kung University The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences PhD
  • 中山醫學大學 應用化學碩士班 碩士
    Chung Shan Medical University Department of Medical Applied Chemistry Master

經歷/Work experience

  • 中國醫藥大學 生物醫學研究所 助理教授(1101101~)
    China Medical University Graduate Institute of Biomedical Sciences Assistant Professor
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Research Scholar(1071022~1101021)

主管經歷/Administrative experience

專長/Research expertise

  • 神經退化性疾病 / Neurodegenerative disease
  • 神經性疼痛 / Neuropathic pain
  • 腦癌 / Brain cancer
  • 藥物濫用 / Drug addiction
  • 雙極性疾患 / Bipolar disorder
  • C9orf72 肌肉萎縮側索硬化症 / C9orf72 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Sigma-1 Receptor / Sigma-1 Receptor
  • CCAAT/enhancer binding protein delta (CEBPD) / CCAAT/enhancer binding protein delta (CEBPD)