Shu Chien

University of California, San Diego

Primary Section: 31, Engineering Sciences
Secondary Section: 23, Physiology and Pharmacology
Membership Type:
Member (elected 2005)


Shu Chien received medical degree from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. in Physiology from Columbia University. He is University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering and Medicine and was Founding Director of Institute of Engineering in Medicine at University of California San Diego. His research focuses on molecular, cellular and integrative bioengineering. Chien has served as presidents of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Physiological Society, Biomedical Engineering Society, Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology, International Society of Biorheology, and Microcirculatory Society. He is a member of National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Inventors, and Academia Sinica, as well as a foreign member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has received 6 Honorary Doctoral Degrees, 16 Honorary Professorship, the Melville Medal (twice), Revelle Medal, Franklin Medal, and the Founders Award of National Academy of Engineering. He is a recipient of the National Health Medal and Presidential Prize in Life Sciences from Taiwan, ROC, and the National Medal of Science, the highest honor for scientists and engineers in USA, in 2011.

Research Interests

Molecular, cellular, tissue and systems bioengineering. Effects of mechanical forces on signal transduction, gene expression and epigenetic regulation on health and disease.

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