Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431



Professor of Biomedical Science

Tel. (561) 297-0167



Jang-Yen Wu, Ph.D., is a professor of biomedical science.



  • 1963: B.S., Chemistry, National Taiwan University
  • 1968: Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • 1968-1970: Post-doctoral training, Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles 

  • 2008-Present: Affiliated Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University
  • 2006-Present: Chair, Neuroscience Program Steering Committee, Florida Altantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
  • 2002-Present: Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
  • 2002-2016: Senior Schmidt Fellow
  • 2007-2009: Associate Dean for Research, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Florida Altantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
  • 2006-2008: Senior Assistant Vice President for Biomedical Science, Florida Altantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
  • 1996-2002: Professor, Department of Molecular Bioscience, University of Kansas 
  • 1989-1995: Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Kansas
  • 1983-1989: Professor, Department of Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey Medical Center
  • 1987-1988: Director, Graduate Program, Department of Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, Hershey, PA
  • 1975-1983: Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 1970-1975: Duarte, Assistant, Associate, Senior Scientist and Section Head, City of Hope National Medical Center
  • 1968-1970: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California Los Angeles, 
  • 1964-1967: Teaching Assistant, University of California Medical Center


Representative Peer Review Publications

    • Papers Published in Refereed Journals: 236
    • Papers Published as Review Articles: 42
    • Books edited: 3
    • Patents awarded: 1
    • One of the most cited authors, in the top 0.5%, identified by Current Contents/ISI in 2002
  • Shu, S-Y., Jiang, G., Zeng, Q-Y., Wang, B., Li, H., Ma, L., Steinbusch, H., Song, C., Chan, WY., Chen, X-H., Wu, Y-M., Bao, R., Chen, Y-C., & Wu, J-Y. (2015). The Marginal Division of the Striatum and Hippocampus Has Different Role and Mechanism in Learning and Memory. Molecular Neurobiology, 51(2), 827-839.
  • Gharibani, P., Modi, J., Menzie, J., Alexandrescu, A., Ma, Z., Tao, R., Prentice, H.. & Wu, J. Y. (2015). Comparison between single and combined post-treatment with S-Methyl-N, Ndiethylthiocarbamate sulfoxide (DETC-MeSO) and taurine following transient focal cerebral
  • ischemia in rat brain. Neuroscience, 300, 460-473. Ren, J., Chen, I., Liu, C.H., Chen, P.C., Prentice, H., Wu, J.-Y., and Liu, P.K. (2015). Noninvasive tracking of gene transcript and neuroprotection after gene therapy. Gene Therapy, 1-9.

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Research Interests

  • Neuroscience, neurotransmitters and neurological disorders


  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American and International Society for Neurochemists
  • AAAS

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