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Linsey Marr: Potential for Long-Distance Transport of the Flu Virus from Mainland China to Taiwan

Linsey Marr’s research group studies the emissions, transformation, transport, and fate of air pollutants. As a Fulbright Scholar at National Taiwan University, she was studying the potentiality for long-distance transport of the flu virus from Mainland China to Taiwan. Dr. Linsey Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. Her research group studies the emissions, transformation, transport, and fate of air pollutants.

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A Day in the Field with Kristina Chyn

Follow conservation biologist, Kristina Chyn, through Taiwan’s jungles as she conducts fieldwork for Fulbright fellowship research project. Explore different wildlife sampling methods in the day and night time and encounter several amazing frogs, lizards, and snakes! Her project explores the impact of roads on wildlife in Taiwan, and she conducts fieldwork to sample several locations in mountainous Nantou county of Taiwan to gain a better understanding of how roads can impact populations and communities of reptiles and amphibians.

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Alexandra Hezik: Efficacy of Citrus as a Potential Fungicide, Insecticide, and Fertilizer

Fossil fuel plays a huge role in commercial agriculture, but many scientists are looking for alternatives to fossil fuel soil amendments. Alexandra Hezik examined the effectiveness using pomelo as an alternative solution. This project sheds light on the efforts to find renewable resources instead of relying on fossil fuel based products. Alexandra Hezik graduated from Western Kentucky University with a bachelor of science and sustainable agriculture. She is a Fulbright fellow in 2017-2018 and conducts her research at National Taiwan University.

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Rose Doerfler: Microfluidic Devices for the Detection of Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically modified (GM) foods are a hot-button issue for activists in both Taiwan and the United States; however, accurate information about GM foods is often inaccessible. New diagnostic tools provide a solution. Ms. Doerfler’s research helps develop those tools. Rose Doerfler studied chemical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, focusing on tools for biomolecule detection. She spent the year working on a collaborative project with researchers at Yuan Ze University, building microfluidic devices to detect DNA sequences associated with genetically modified food crops.

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Jane Winn: Taiwan-China Cross-Strait E-Banking Integration

Professor Jane Winn, 2016-2017 Fulbright Cross-strait Senior Scholar, discusses her observations on the opening of a Cross-Strait Electronic Fund Transfer Link in 2012 and her Comparative Case Study of Legal, Administrative and Innovation Cultures. She also taught a seminar on the topic of “Regulation of Financial Technology” in the National Tsinghua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. Jane Winn is the Charles I. Stone Professor at University of Washington School of Law. Her current research focus is on Financial Technology in Asia. Her hosts are the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and the Zhe-jiang University in China.  

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Evelyn Siu: The 3-minute visit: Understanding Doctor-Patient Relationships in Taiwan

Evelyn Siu’s Fulbright project is working to understand the current state of doctor-patient relationships through observational studies of medical encounters and also interviews of doctors and patients. Evelyn Siu graduated from Princeton University with a major in Molecular Biology and certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. As a Fulbright Fellow at Taipei Medical University, she is studying doctor-patient relationships in Taiwan.

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Jyu Ling Chen: The role of family and maternal factors in childhood obesity

The WHO has designated childhood obesity as a global epidemic and a major public health issue. The prevalence of childhood obesity in preschool-age children has increased in Taiwan and Mainland China. This interview discusses both findings from the first part of Cross-Strait study which explores factors related to childhood obesity in preschool-age children and some of Dr. Chen’s observations about Taiwan. Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Chen’s research on childhood obesity prevention addresses a preventable global health problem. Because of her contributions to nursing science, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing in 2013. Dr. Chen has collaborated with scientists and clinicians in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan working on childhood obesity research, practice, and policy projects.

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Injazz Chen: Can Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Make Taiwan Greener?

Dr. Injazz Chen explores green supply chain management (GSCM) practices in Taiwan. Preliminary survey results on corporate motives, GSCM practices, barriers and challenges, along with an exemplar case, will be presented. Learn more about his findings please read: “Research and Reflections: The Greening of Supply Chain Management” at http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/browse-topics/education-management-for-the-future/item/283-research-and-reflections-the-greening-of-supply-chain-management Injazz J. Chen is Ahuja Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Management (SCM) at Cleveland State University, where he has received several awards for research and teaching excellence. Focusing on SCM and sustainability, his research findings published in top-tier journals have been cited over 4,000 times in the past 5 years.

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James Winkler: A Computational Infrastructure for Understanding Tolerance

Currently, our ability to understand how microbes tolerate different environmental conditions, antibiotic treatments, and other insults is limited by the lack of a centralized resource containing genetic and gene expression data. Dr. James Winkler introduced the creation of a tolerance-focused database (the “Resistome”) and present preliminary analysis of trait interactions. Originally from Houston, Texas, Dr. Winkler completed both a bachelors and PhD in chemical engineering at universities in Texas. He subsequently moved to Colorado to conduct research in the Ryan Gill research group at University of Colorado-Boulder in order to better understand how we are currently engineering bacteria to produce fuels, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals needed for a renewable economy. As a Fulbright scholar, he is extending the research to understand how microbes and other organisms tolerate different types of chemical treatments, including antibiotics. The ultimate goal of my research is to design novel, evolution-resistant methods for combining antibiotics and engineering tolerance phenotypes into industrial biocatalysts.

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Michael Yu: Role of Protein Arginine Methylation in the Function of Pre-mRNA Splicing Factor Prp19

Dr. Yu’s research examines the impact of such modification on proteins that participate in the process of pre-mRNA splicing, which is a critical mechanism that controls how gene are expressed in an organism. Dr. Michael C. Yu is Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at the State University of New York – Buffalo. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica, he is investigating the role of protein arginine methylation in the control of pre-mRNA splicing.

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