Our department was called the 2nd Division of Pathology when first established in the Medical School of Formosa era. It was renamed as Dept. of Parasitology in 1936, the year Medical School was founded in Taihoku Imperial University. Division of Parasitology was founded in 1965 under Institute of Microbiology. At first only M.S. program was established, in 1986 program for Ph.D. was also established.
Department of Parasitology is one of the basic sciences departments in School of Medicine. The teaching faculty consists of 4 full-time staff and 3 part-time staff. Yokogawa’s library contained papers collected by the late Professor Sadamu Yokogawa. Specimens of parasites and related materials are exhibited in cabinets on the corridor of the department.
Professor and chair
Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine College of Medicine, NTU.
Microbiology and molecular biology
Ph.D., Univ. of Massachusetts, USA
To investigate immune response and immunopathology of the experimental animals infected by parasites.
Ph.D., Imperial College, Univ. of London, UK
Our research focuses on the regulation of virulent gene expression in response to environmental stimuli in the protozoan parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.
Ph.D., National Defense Medical Center
Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
Ph.D., Michigan State, Univ., USA
Adjunct Associate Professor
M.S., Univ. of Montana, USA
parasitology assortment and life cycle
Adjunct Assistant Professor
MD., College of Medicine, NTU
Human immunodeficiency virus related research
Microbiology and molecular biology、Anigostrongylus catonensis、Trichomonas vaginalis、Giardia lamblia、Molecular Parasitology、Human immunodeficiency virus related research
Undergraduate program：Parasitology (A) & Laboratory Work for the 2nd year medical students, students are required to present a short report at the end of the term. Parasitology (B) & Laboratory Work are elective courses which emphasize on epidemiology. Parasitology (C) and Laboratory Work for the 2nd year students of Medical Technology emphasizes on practice of diagnostic techniques.
Graduate program：The aim of Division of Parasitology is to provide research facilities and a scholarly environment for training basic and clinical medical scientists who are interested in Medical Parasitilogy. Courses include Seminar, Experimental Parasitology, Human Parasitology, Immunoparasitology, Molecular Parasitology, etc.