Nien-Tsung Lin, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Microbiology, Tzu Chi University No. 701, Zhongyang Rd. Sec. 3. Hualien 970,Taiwan
Phone: 886-3-8565301 ext 2080
EDUCATION National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Department of BotanySep 1990-June 1996
Bachelor of Science (S.B.), Department of BotanySep 1986-June 1990
CURRENT WORK Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan Aug 1998-Present
Professor and Dean , Department of Microbiology
Applying microbiology and molecular biology knowledge to investigate effective medical treatments and cleantech solutions to control nosocomial infections caused by mutidrug resistant bacteria. Phage therapy is an alternative treatment for controlling infection by these organisms. A. baumanniiis a gram-negative bacterium widespread in the surroundings of our everyday life. Because multi-drug resistant A. baumannii (MDRAB) isolates have been found to increase in Taiwan since its first report in 1998 on the island, alternative treatment is necessary for treating infections by this organism. Therefore, in my research, several bacteriophages specifically infecting A. baumanniihave been isolated. Feasibility in using these phages in phage therapy is being evaluated. A part of the results obtained recently in my laboratory had been published.
1. Ko CF, Lin NT, Chiou CS, Wang LY, Liu MC, Y Lee YS.ang CY Lee. (2013) Infrequent cross-transmission of
Shigella flexneri 2a strains among villages of a mountainous township in Taiwan with endemic shigellosis.
BMC Infect Dis. Jul 30;13:354.
2. Chen LK, Liu YL, Hu A, Chang KC, Lin NT, Lai MJ, Tseng CC. (2013) Potential of bacteriophage ΦAB2 as an
environmental biocontrol agent for the control of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. BMC
Microbiol. Jul 8;13:154.
3. Lai MJ, Soo PC, Lin NT, Hu A, Chen YJ, Chen LK, Chang KC. (2013) Identification and characterisation of
the putative phage-related endolysins through full genome sequence analysis in Acinetobacter baumannii
ATCC 17978. Int J Antimicrob Agents. Aug;42(2):141-8.
4. Chiou PY, Luo CH, Chang KC, Lin NT. (2013) Maintenance of the Cell Morphology by MinC in Helicobacter
pylori. PLoS One. Aug 1;8(8):e71208.