Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
2016 11. 12th 11:00 AM – Noon
Jeng Shu Wei, Ph.D., Professor at Chang Gung University
Microsoft NERD center
Speaker Bio: Dr. Jeng Shu Wei received a B.S. degree in botany in 1966 and a M.S. degree in biochemistry in 1969 from the National Taiwan University. He received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1975 with a specialty in comparative biochemistry under the guidance of Professor Melvin Calvin, a laureate of 1961 Nobel Prize in chemistry. His postdoctoral research was performed at Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California at San Francisco. After serving several years at companies with
specialties in medical diagnosis, he became an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in 1986 at Chang Gung Medical College, now Chang Gung University, and a Full Professor in 1990.
He had published a number of biomarker papers in “Clinical Chemistry” and was elected as a fellow of National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, U.S.A. in his early stage of academic endeavor. He was a recipient of Beckman Coulter Clinical Biochemistry Award (Taipei) in the years of 1999-2000. He directed Enzymology Laboratory at Department of Biochemistry as well as Department of Medical Biotechnology and Laboratory Science at Chang Gung University until his mandatory age retirement. In early 1980s, he took his leisure hours to learn acupuncture and obtained an acupuncturist license from State of Florida. In this talk, he will share his experience on using acupuncture for hypertension treatment. He will also review the recent advances in using tea catechins, ginsenosides and curcumins as potential phytochemical medicines for the treatment of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.