Researcher's Profile

KUN-HSIEN TSAI (蔡坤憲)

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Research Outline      2015-03-11 16:07:14

Dr. Tsai works in the Institute of Environmental Health as an Assistant Professor. His research areas of interest are vector-borne infectious diseases and vector control, which including rickettsial infection, dengue, malaria and vector ecology. His research group is focusing on the biology of Rickettsia felis, an intracellular rickettsial parasite of cat flea and epidemiology of the other rickettisae infection. The research group is currently working on the development of copepods as a novel strategy to interfere with the growth of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, vectors of dengue and chikungunya. The lab has a series research focus in the design of vector control with eco-friendly approach on dengue as well as biting midge. He is active in malaria control mission and is invited as an expert advisor in anti-malaria mission in the Democratic Republic of Sao-Tome and Principe, West-Central Africa.