Hello! My name is MengChieh Chen, or you can call me Claire. I am from Taiwan and completed my B.S. and M.S. education there. I received my B.S. in Medical Technology at Kaohsiung Medical University and then joined the M.S. program at the Institute of Biotechnology in Medicine at National Yang Ming University.
During my Master’s training program, I studied the Halobacterium salinarum NRC-1 Gas Vesicle by comparative proteome analysis with Mass spectrometry technology. I then joined Academia Sinica Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center in Taiwan as a research assistant and worked on the project to develop a more robust quantitative phosphoproteomic method for studying signal transductions.
I joined the Department of Biochemistry’s Ph.D. program and Dr. Tao’s lab in the fall 2011. My current project is to develop a method for studying protein-protein interaction via phosphoproteome and set up an efficient approach to study protein complex with mass spectrometry.
In my spare time I enjoy traveling, cooking, shopping and watching movies.