See-Yeun received his B.S. in Life Sciences from the National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan, in 2009. He was a research technician at the Academia Sinica in Dr. Soo-Chen Cheng's lab before completing his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Craig at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the U.S.
From 2017 to 2021, See-Yeun was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Joseph Mougous in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington before moving back to Taiwan and establishing his lab in the Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica in 2021.

Graduate Student

Chia-En Tsai, M.S. (蔡佳恩)

Chia-En received her B.S. degree in Plant Pathology from National Chung-Hsing University and pursued her M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from National Cheng-Kung University afterward. After graduation, she kept working on her project as a research assistant for a year to identify a novel host factor involved in the colonization and tolerance of enterohemorrhagic E. coli in C. elegans. In 2021, she became the Ph.D. student in TIGP-MCB in Academia Sinica and joined in the Ting lab. Chia-En's research goal is to identify and characterize novel pathways by which bacteria defend against interbacterial antagonism.

Graduate Student

Pin-Yi Song, M.S. (宋品儀 Jasmine)

Jasmine received her B.S. and M.S. in Medical Laboratory Science from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan, in 2014 and 2017. She studied the functions of 5 unknown genes of the human pathogen Helicobacter pylori J99 regulated by the global post-transcription regulator, CsrA, and the roles they played in motility. She worked as a research assistant at the Academia Sinica in Dr. Yu-ling Shih's lab from 2020-2021. Now she joined the Ting lab as a Ph.D. student of the TIGP-MCB program held by Academia Sinica, where she aims to develop novel techniques for microbiome manipulation.

Research Assistant

Yung-Chih Chen (陳永智)

Yung-Chih graduated from the National University of Kaohsiung in 2021 with a B.S. in Life Sciences. While at NUK, he worked as an undergraduate researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Chia-Ning Yang. He studied how the mutations on Nucleotide Leucine rich-repeat Receptors, Pikp-1, affects the oligomization, and the interaction with an Avirulence protein effector, AVR-Pia, through structural and biomolecular modeling approaches. After graduation, he joins the Ting lab as a research assistant at the Institute of Molecular Biology in Academia Sinica, where he focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of interbacterial antagonism.

Research Assistant

Ta-Chien Hsieh (謝大前)

Ta-Chien received his B.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Biology from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2021. He interned in various labs during his college career and decided to continue to his scientific career back in Taiwan. As a RA at the Academia Sinica, his research focuses on interbacterial defense pathways in pathogenic bacteria. Outside of the lab, he likes to play sports.

Research Associate

Po-Yin Chen, M.S. (陳柏因)

Po-Yin received both bachelor and master degrees in Plant Pathology and Microbiology from the National Taiwan University. During her graduate study, Po-Yin investigated the function of the movement protein, TGB1, in potexviruses, CVX and PiVX, during the process of viral infection. In 2022, she decided to join the Ting lab as a Research Associate where she takes synthetic biology approaches to understand how microbes communicate with each other in close quarters.

Pre-graduate Research Scholar

Lily Yang (楊伶莉)

Lily grew up in the southwestern Taiwan at Pingtung city, where she got educated and learned her interests in the fundamental biology. Later, she decided to move to the north and began her college career in the Department of Life Sciences at the National Taiwan University. Lily had a broad interest in biological sciences and the one drew her the most attention is the subject of Bacteriology. In 2022, she became an active member in the Ting lab as a Pre-graduate Research Scholar. She is working in the "Defense Team" to investigate how pathogenic bacteria protect themselves from external biotic stress.

2022 Summer Intern

Tse-Ping Wang (王則憑),
Wei-Tse Tsai (蔡瑋澤),
Lily Yang (楊伶莉).

Join Us

We are always interested in recruiting motivated, collaborative, and curious individuals from diverse backgrounds. Please inquire about training and job opportunities by sending an e-mail to Dr. Ting. (

Research Assistant

We recruit research assistants with bachelor or master degree. Successful candidates will support ongoing projects with the goal of understanding the defense and offense mechanisms between bacteria. Preference will be given to individuals who have a long-term interest in research and lab experience. Please send your CV and statement of interest to Dr. Ting.

Graduate Students

Prospective students can apply through the Taiwan International Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology ( You are also welcome to contact Dr. Ting directly if you are interested in joining the lab.

Undergraduate Students

We are interested in motivated undergraduate students in any stage of your degree. Prospective undergraduates can apply through the IMB summer undergraduate internship program ( or contact Dr. Ting directly by emailing your research interests, future professional plans, and most recent unofficial transcript.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We are currently looking for postdoctoral candidates! If you are excited by our research, please send your CV, research interests, and contact info for three references directly to Dr. Ting.

2022 Summer outing in Escape Room (奪命鎖鏈)


2022 Tse-Ping Wang (王則憑) - Summer Intern
2022 Wei-Tse Tsai (蔡瑋澤) - Summer Intern
Ze-Hao Zhang (張澤豪) - Research Assistant