- 美國紐約市立大學西奈山醫學院博士 (1987)
- 臺北醫學院醫學系醫學士 (1981)
Prof. Tsai’s research areas include human genetics, cancer genomics, and microbial genomics. His laboratory has applied genetic mapping and genomic technology to identifying genes associated with human diseases. Using high-throughput genotyping and DNA sequencing, recently, his laboratory has succeeded in discovering the genes responsible for two inherited diseases: type II collagen in osteonecrosis and IL6 receptor family genes in primary cutaneous amyloidosis. Also, he has characterized the genomic alterations associated with lung cancer and liver cancer and investigated the genetic basis determining individual difference in cancer treatment response. In the microbial genomics field, Professor Tsai is a world expert on several important pathogenic bacteria, including V. vulnificus, K. pneumoniae, A. baumannii, and M. tuberculosis, all of which pose threats to health globally.