Profile – Dr. Hsiu-Luan Chang
Country Representative for Taiwan
Hsiu-Luan is Professor of Animal Science at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST). She holds a bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Animal Husbandry from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan. She also received her Master of Science (MSc) and Doctoral degrees (Ph.D.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1988.
After a brief stint at the same university, UI, as a post-doctoral researcher, she moved back to Taiwan and joined Taiwan Livestock Research Institute (TLRI) in 1989-2004 with research responsibilities. Her research focused on animal breeding and genetic evaluation of livestock to promote the genetic progress of pig, dairy cattle, goat and chicken industry in Taiwan. She also coordinated the national germplasm preservation program for farm animals from 1989 to 2004 before transferring to the NPUST.
In addition to serving as the Chairman of Animal Breeding and Genetics Division in TLRI for 15 years, Dr. Chang also held administrative positions at NPUST, including Chairman of Animal Science Department and Director of Innovation and Practical Training Center from 2010 to 2014.
She is currently on the advisory committees of National Animal Industry Foundation and Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan counseling and evaluating animal sciences and industry programs funded by the government.
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