Chiou-Fen Chuang

PhD, California Institute of TechnologyChiou-Fen Chuang

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Office: 4070 MBRB

Lab:  4068 MBRB

Phone: 312-996-9292


Web Site: Chiou-Fen Chuang Laboratory Page


Research Interests:


Mechanisms of sensory diversity at molecular and neural circuit levels.



Alqadah, A., Hsieh, Y.-W., Schumacher, J.A., Wang, X., Merrill, S.A., Millington, G., Bayne, B*., Jorgensen, E.M., and Chuang, C.-F. (2016). SLO potassium channels couple gap junctions to inhibition of calcium signaling in olfactory neuron diversification. *Undergraduate student. PLoS Genetics 12(1): e1005654. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005654

Alqadah, A., Hsieh, Y.-W., Vidal, B., Chang, C., Hobert, O., and Chuang, C.-F. (2015). Postmitotic diversification of olfactory neuron types is mediated by differential activities of the HMG-box transcription factor SOX-2. EMBO Journal 34, 2574-2589.

Cochella, L., Tursun, B., Hsieh, Y.-W., Chuang, C.-F.*, and Hobert, O.* (2014). Two distinct types of neuronal asymmetries are controlled by the Caenorhabditis elegans zinc finger transcription factor die-1. *Senior authors contributed equally. Genes & Development 28, 34-43.

Alqadah A., Hsieh, Y.W., and Chuang, C.-F. (2013). microRNA function in left-right neuronal asymmetry: perspectives from C. elegans. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 7:158. doi:10.3389/fncel.2013.00158.

Schumacher, J.A., Hsieh, Y.-W., Chen, S., Pirri, J.K., Alkema, M.J., Li, W.-H., Chang, C., and Chuang, C.-F. (2012). Intercellular calcium signaling in a gap junction-coupled cell network establishes asymmetric neuronal fates in C. elegans. Development 139, 4191-4201.