Dean, College of life science& Professor Li-Fang Wang


Lab: N832, First Teaching Building

TEL+886-7-3121101 ext. 2217

Fax: +886-7-3125339



1979-1983 B.S. in Chemistry (National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
1983-1985 M.S. in Chem. Eng. (National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
1986-1990 Ph.D. in Polymer Chem. (Polytechnic University, New York, USA)
1990-1991 Postdoc. in Biomed. Eng. (The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA)

Professional Carrier

1991-2000 Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicinal & Applied Chem, KMU, Taiwan
2000-present Professor, Dept. of Medicinal & Applied Chem., KMU, Taiwan. 
2003-2004 Director, Research & Development Office, KMU, Taiwan
2004-2005 Visiting Professor, Biomed. Eng, The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, USA
2006-2009 Chairman, Dept. of Biotechnology, KMU, Taiwan
2012- present Dean, College of Life Science, KMU, Taiwan

Scientific Activities and Honors

1991- Committee Board for Chinese Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Society
1991- Grant Review Board for Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan
2006-2009 Panel Review Board for Taiwan National Science Council
2011- Executive committee for Chinese Chemical Society of Taipei, Kaohsiung Local Chapter
2014- Vice president of Controlled Release Society Taiwan Local Chapter
2014- Panel Review Board for SBIR projects of Taiwan


1997 Best Teaching Award from KaohsiungMedicalUniversity
2012, 2013, 2014 Excellence in Research Award from Kaohsiung Medical University
2012, 2013, 2014 Outstanding Research Award from the KMU Alumni Association
2014 Excellence in Research Award from Li Chio Zen (李昭仁) Biomaterial Research Foundation
2009-2014 Outstanding Paper Research Award from Kaohsiung Medical University
2014 Outstanding Patent Application Award from Kaohsiung Medical University

Research Interests

1.    Development of polymeric nanoparticles based on natural polysaccharides for anticancer drug and/or nucleic acid drug delivery

2.    Construction of magnetic iron oxides for theranostic applications

3.    Synthesis of amphiphilic block copolymers containing disulfides via ROP and ATRP for multifunctional biomedical applications


  1. American Chemical Society
  2. Controlled Release Society
  3. Controlled Release Society Taiwan Local Chapter
  4. Chinese Chemical Society of Taipei
  5. Chinese Polymer Society of Taipei 

 Selected peer-reviewed publications: (* as the corresponding author)

  1. Yu-Lun Lo, Han-Lin Chou, Zi-Xian, Liao, Shih-Jer Huang, Jyun-Han Ke, Chien-Chih, Chiuand Li-Fang Wang*, 2015, "Chondroitin sulfate-polyethylenimine copolymer-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as an efficient magneto-gene carrier for gene delivery" Nanoscale,7, 8554 - 8565.
  2. Guo-Jing Chen, Jyun-Han Ke, Chin Hsu, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2015, “Comparison of chemically and physically coated iron oxide nanoparticles with poly(ethylene glycol)-b- poly(ε-caprolactone)- g-poly(acrylic acid) for imaging and chemotherapy” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 11(6), 951-963.
  3. Yu-Lun Lo, Pei-Chi Lo, Chien-Chih Chiu, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2015, “Folic acid linked chondroitin sulfate-polyethyleneimine copolymer based gene delivery system” Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 11 (8), 1385-1400.
  4. Guo-Jing Chen, Ying-Zhen Su, Chin Hsu, Yu-Lun Lo, Shih-Jer Huang, Jyun-Han Ke, Yung-Chih Kuo, Li-Fang Wang*, 2014, “Angiopep-pluronic F127-conjugated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as a nanotheranostic agent for BBB targeting”, J. Material Chem. B., 2(34), 5666-5675.
  5. Yu-Sheng Liu, Chien-Chih Chiu, Hsuan-Ying Chen, Su-Hwei Chen* and Li-Fang Wang*, 2014 “Preparation of Chondroitin Sulfate-g-Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Copolymers as a CD44-Targeted Vehicle for Enhanced Intracellular Uptake” Molecular Pharmaceutics,11, 1164–1175.
  6. Shih-Jer Huang, Jyun-Han Ke, Guo-Jing Chen, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2013 “One-pot synthesis of poly(2-dimethyl amino)ethyl methacrylate-bound iron oxide nanoparticles for magnetofection”J. Mater. Chem. B, 1, 5916-5924.
  7. Yu-Lun Lo, Kuo-Hsun Sung, Chien-Chih Chiu, Li-Fang Wang*, 2013 "Chemically Conjugating Polyethylenimine with Chondroitin sulfate to Promote CD44-Mediated Endocytosis for Gene Delivery" Molecular Pharmaceutics, 10(2), 664-676.
  8. Yu-Lun Lo,Yao-Sheng Wang, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2013 “The Copolymer of Poly(2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and Methacrylated Chondroitin Sulfate with Low Cytotoxicity for Gene Delivery” Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2(11), 1458-1468.
  9. Shih-Jer Huang, Tzu-Pin Wang, Sheng-I Lue, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2013 “ Pentablock Copolymers of Pluronic F127 and Modified Poly(2-dimethyl amino)ethyl Methacrylate for Internalization Mechanism and Gene Transfection Studies” Int J Nanomedicine,8, 2011-2027.
  10. Yue-Jin Lin, Yu-Sheng Liu, Hsin-Hwa Yeh, Tian-Lu Cheng, Li-Fang Wang*, 2012 Self-assembled poly(epsilon-caprolactone)-g-chondroitin sulfate copolymers as an intracellular doxorubicin delivery carrier against lung cancer cells” Int J Nanomedicine,7, 4169-4183.
  11. Shuo-Li Sun, Yu-Lun Lo, Hsing-Yin Chen, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2012 “Hybrid Pimine and Polyacrylic Acid-bound Iron Oxide as a Magnetoplex for Gene Delivery” Langmuir 28(7), 3542- 3552.
  12. Elsie Khai-Woon Toh, Hsing-Yin Chen, Yu-Lung Lo, Shih-Jer Huang, Li-Fang Wang*, 2011 “Succinated Chitosan as a Gene Carrier for Improved Chitosan Solubility and Gene Transfection” Nanomedicine: NBM7, 174-183.
  13. Jyun-Han Ke, Jia-Jyun Lin, James, R Carey,Jenn-Shing Chen, Chiao-Yun Chen, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2010,”A Specific Tumor-Targeting Magnetofluorescent Nanoprobe for Dual-Modality Molecular Imaging”, Biomaterials, 31, 1707-1715.
  14. Jia-Jyun Lin, Jenn-Shing Chen, Shih-Jer Huang, Jyun-Han Ko, Yu-Ming Wang, Ting-Lung Chen, and Li-Fang Wang*, 2009, ” Folic acid-Pluronic F127 magnetic nanoparticle clusters for combined targeting, diagnosis, and therapy applications” Biomaterials, 30, 5114-5124. 
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