Hong-Yu Lee


College / University

National Taiwan University

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Life Science




Lab Experience

Basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, transformation, restriction analysis, SDS-PAGE, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, mammalian cell culture and viability assays.

Projects / Research

  • 07/2017 – 08/2017: "The role of pknB/stp in Staphylococcus aureus persistence", Division of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 07/2016 – 08/2016: "Anti-PEG bispecific antibody engineering for nanomedicine in cancer treatment", Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 02/2015 – 06/2017: "The role of secreted frizzled-related protein during regeneration in Aeolosoma viride", Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Scholarships / Awards

2018 – 2019: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2018: Dean’s Award, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University
2017: BUSS summer research program scholarship, University of Zurich
2017: Abroad Education Scholarship, College of Life Science, National Taiwan University
2016 – 2017: Presidential Award, National Taiwan University


Through this program, I hope to get further insights into my current areas of interest such as developmental biology and cell biology. I would like to integrate knowledge from various fields and focus on the influence of temporal and spatial cues on the fate of cells, how gene expression and signal transduction direct the distinct processes of development such as morphogenesis, and how the behavior of cells at the molecular level contributes to the development from a cell to a multicellular organism. Nevertheless, I am open for discovering other fields of life sciences. The diversity of different branches in biology and how the boundaries between different specialties are constantly being blurred is what biological research truly fascinates me.