About Symposium

The 2017 Taiwanese Scholar Association in St. Louis (TSA-STL, 聖路易台灣學者協會) Symposium “Beauty of Immunology and Opportunities in Biotech Industries 認識免疫學,了解工業界” will be held at Washington University medical campus in St. Louis, MO on April 8th 2017. This symposium provides state-of-the-art immunology and industry panel discussion. Our goals are to organize Taiwanese graduate students, postdocs, scholars, clinicians, physician scientists, faculty and life science professionals in the greater St. Louis area and to promote communication and collaboration among these biomedical professionals. We hope this symposium will provide you opportunities for intellectual conversations and networking and help you develop your career via learning the precious lessons from the speakers/panelists and networking with the participants.

We welcome everyone to join us at the symposium. This symposium is open to public and free of charge, and provides light breakfast, lunch and refreshments. For lunch preparation, we encourage you to register online before April 1st 2017.


Opening Remarks
Let me help you!

Dr. Hui-Kuang “Tiffany” Yu (游慧光博士)

Director of Science and Technology Division
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston

Keynote Address
Harnessing Big Data to Refine Translational Research of Complex Immunologic Diseases

Dr. Ta-Chiang Liu (劉大強博士)

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University in St. Louis

Beauty of Immunology 認識免疫學
Group Photo and Lunch
Beauty of Immunology 認識免疫學 (cont'd)
Panel Discussion — Opportunities in Biotech Industries 了解工業界
Closing Remarks

Dr. Lon-Fye “George” Lye (賴榮輝博士)

Senior Scientist
Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis

End / Networking

Opening Remarks

Tiffany Hui-kuang Yu, Ph.D.

Director of Science and Technology Division
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houstons

Dr. Tiffany Hui-Kuang Yu is the director of the Science and Technology Division at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston. She was a professor of public finance at Feng Chia University before she took a leave of absence for this international assignment by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan. Dr. Yu is an economist and has research interests spanning from Econometric, Health Economics, and Public Finance to Big Data Analysis. She has published more than 50 citation journal papers, served as journal co-editors and reviewers and been very active for international cooperation. She has served as the Dean of Office of International Affairs, Director of Chinese Language Center, Director of Overseas Youth Vocational Training School and the Chair of Department of Public Finance at Feng Chia University and the director of NISA (Network for International Students Advisors) project office and Director of Taiwan Education Center in Malaysia, for Ministry of Education. Dr. Yu received her B.A. in economics from National Taiwan University in 1986 and M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from Texas A&M University in 1989 and 1994 respectively.

Topic: Let me help you!


Ta-Chiang Liu, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Liu received his education from National Yang Ming University in Taipei, Taiwan, and Imperial College London, UK. He did postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital, residency at Washington University in St. Louis, and clinical training at Johns Hopkins University. He became a faculty member in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University in 2012.

Professor Liu’s main research interest is in the role of Paneth cells in Crohn’s Disease. He is particularly interested in the molecular mechanisms of how morphologic patterns of cytoplasmic antimicrobial granules are affected by genetics and environmental triggers, and their clinical relevance. Another research interest is to develop disease pathogenesis-relevant prognostic biomarkers.

Topic: Harnessing Big Data to Refine Translational Research of Complex Immunologic Diseases


Panel Discussion — Opportunities in Biotech Industries 了解工業界




Cori Auditorium
McDonnell Medical Sciences Building
4565 McKinley Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
Free Parking
Parking Lot F
4510 McKinley Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
(Entrance on S. Taylor Ave.)

Driving Directions

Directions from I-64 West:

  1. Take exit 36A toward Kingshighway Blvd. and turn left onto S. Kingshighway Blvd. (0.3 mi)
  2. Turn right onto Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza Rd. (0.2 mi)
  3. Turn right onto S. Euclid Ave. (100 ft)
  4. Turn left onto McKinley Ave. (0.2 mi)
  5. Turn right onto S. Taylor Ave.. The entrance of parking lot F will be on your right.


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Organizing Committee

Scientific Program
Jerry Lin (林致中)
Lon-Fye Lye (賴榮輝)
Lon-Fye Lye (賴榮輝)
Lon-Fye Lye (賴榮輝), Jerry Lin (林致中), Hao-Wei Chang (張浩文), Charles Tsai (蔡承昌)
Meei-Hua Lin (林美華)
Onsite Registration
Wen-Wei Liang (梁雯薇), Hao-Wei Chang (張浩文), Bo-Ying Lee (李柏瑩)
Online Registration System
Liang-Bo Wang (王亮博)
Conference Website
Liang-Bo Wang (王亮博)
News Release
Min-Yu Sun (孫敏瑜)
Symposium Logo
Chin-Wen Lai (賴勁文)
Conference Brochure
Meei-Hua Lin (林美華)
Chin-Wen Lai (賴勁文), Rachel Wong (黃之妤), Stephen Wu (吳宏為)
Yi-Chieh Perng (彭義傑), Chien-Cheng (Mike) Shih (施建誠)
Audio & Video System
Che-Pin (Jonathan) Chang (張哲斌)
Lunch Coordinator
Li-Hao Huang (黃立豪)
Refreshments Coordinator
Wen-Chih Lee (李文志)
Conference Site Reservation
Meei-Hua Lin (林美華)
Li-Hao Huang (黃立豪), Wen-Chih Lee (李文志), Yi-Chieh Perng (彭義傑), Lon-Fye Lye (賴榮輝), Chin-Wen Lai (賴勁文), Che-Pin (Jonathan) Chang (張哲斌)

2016-2017 TSA-STL Officers and Board Members

Lon-Fye Lye (賴榮輝)
Meei-Hua Lin (林美華)
Board of Directors
Yi-Chieh Perng (彭義傑), Wen-Chih Lee (李文志), Li-Hao Huang (黃立豪), Cheng-Chiu Huang (黃正球)