Professor, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences
Texas Tech University, China
Dr. Chang received his PhD from National Institute for Basic Biology of Japan in 1996. He worked as research associate in Department of Biological Sciences of Texas Tech University in 1996-1999. Dr. Chang went back to National Institute for Basic Biology of Japan at end of 1999 and worked as Research Scientist. From 2001-2005, Dr. Chang started rheumatoid arthritis (RA) research in Department of Rheumatology, Research Institute of Physics and Chemistry (RIKEN) as senior scientist in Japan. Currently he is working as Professor in Research Center for Medicinal Biotechnology, Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences in China. Dr. Chang conducts research studies in genomics, proteomics and immunology of RA and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). He is perhaps best known for his studies on PADI4, a gene with significant association with RA.
His interests in research are to find genes susceptible to RA and AS and investigate pathological function and pathway of these disease-associated genes.