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Alumnus Cheng-Ming Chuong has been named AAAS 2014 fellow.
National Taiwan University alumnus Cheng-Ming Chuong (鍾正明) was among the world’s most esteemed scientist to be selected fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The announcement was made on Nov. 28 on the association’s News & Notes section of the journal Science, and the awarding ceremony is scheduled to take place during this year’s AAAS Fellows Forum in San Jose on Feb. 14.
An alumnus of NTU’s College of Medicine, Chuong currently serves as professor at the University of South California. Chuong’s research is focused on the development of reproductive stem cells and regenerative medicine. One of Chuong’s research papers on stem cells was also selected among the top 10 breakthroughs of 2014 in the journal Science.
In addition, in an influential joint research paper, Chuong provides an integrated and comprehensive method in the study of the evolution of birds from dinosaurs.