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Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn, RNA Biology, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn is a distinguished research fellow with expertise in molecular biology and biophysics. He obtained his Ph.D. from National Tsing Hua University, followed by postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, HHMI, Yale University, USA. Dr. Tarn has held various professional positions at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), Academia Sinica, where he currently serves as a Distinguished Research Fellow. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to RNA biology, RNA-mediated gene regulation, and the molecular mechanisms underlying RNA-related diseases. Dr. Tarn has received numerous awards and honors for his outstanding research, including the Academia Sinica Investigator Award and the Yung Shin Biomedical Research Award. He is actively involved in academic societies and serves on editorial boards of prestigious journals, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge in his field.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

B.S. in Agronomy: 1982-1986, National Taiwan University

M.S. in Agronomy: 1986-1988, National Taiwan University

Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: 1988-1993, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Postdoctoral Associate: 1993-1996, HHMI, Yale University, USA

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn has accumulated extensive professional experience in molecular biology and biophysics through a distinguished career spanning several prestigious institutions. Beginning as an Assistant Research Fellow at the IBMS, Academia Sinica, he steadily advanced to positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate Research Fellow, Research Fellow, and ultimately Distinguished Research Fellow. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Tarn has made significant contributions to research, teaching, and academic leadership. Additionally, he served as a Visiting Professor at Rochester University and held adjunct professorships at various institutes, including the National Defense Medical Center and National Taiwan University. His expertise in RNA biology and molecular mechanisms has been recognized through numerous honors, awards, and editorial roles in esteemed scientific journals. Dr. Tarn’s professional journey underscores his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and mentoring the next generation of researchers in the field.

Research Interest:

Dr. Woan-Yuh Tarn’s research interests encompass a broad spectrum of topics in molecular biology and biophysics, with a particular focus on RNA biology and molecular mechanisms. His work delves into understanding the intricate processes underlying RNA regulation, including RNA processing, RNA-protein interactions, and RNA-mediated gene regulation. Dr. Tarn is also interested in elucidating the molecular basis of RNA-related diseases and exploring novel therapeutic strategies targeting RNA molecules. Additionally, he investigates various aspects of molecular genetics, gene expression, and signal transduction pathways, aiming to uncover fundamental principles governing cellular functions. His multidisciplinary approach integrates experimental and computational techniques to address complex biological questions and advance our understanding of cellular processes at the molecular level. Through his research, Dr. Tarn seeks to contribute to the development of innovative technologies and therapeutic interventions with potential applications in biomedicine and biotechnology.

Publication Top Noted:

Article: Antisense oligonucleotide-based therapy of viral infections

  • Authors: Tarn, W.-Y., Cheng, Y., Ko, S.-H., Huang, L.-M.
  • Journal: Pharmaceutics
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 12
  • Pages: 2015

Article: The Y14-p53 regulatory circuit in megakaryocyte differentiation and thrombocytopenia

  • Authors: Su, C.-H., Liao, W.-J., Ke, W.-C., Yang, R.-B., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: iScience
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 11
  • Pages: 103368

Article: DDX3 modulates the tumor microenvironment via its role in endoplasmic reticulum-associated translation

  • Authors: Chen, H.-H., Yu, H.-I., Rudy, R., Yang, M.-H., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: iScience
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 24
  • Issue: 9
  • Pages: 103086

Review: P53 activation in genetic disorders: Different routes to the same destination

  • Authors: Tsai, Y.-Y., Su, C.-H., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 22
  • Issue: 17
  • Pages: 9307

Review: The Host Heat Shock Protein MRJ/DNAJB6 Modulates Virus Infection

  • Authors: Ko, S.-H., Huang, L.-M., Tarn, W.-Y.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology
  • Year: 2019
  • Volume: 10
  • Pages: 2885
Woan-Yuh Tarn | RNA Biology | Best Researcher Award

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