Betty Chang, Research Associate & Lab Manager

Betty Chang, Research Associate & Lab Manager

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, National Yang-Ming University-Taipei, 2014
Biological Sciences, University of California- Riverside, 2011

Research Assistant-
Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Wyss-Coray Lab, Stanford University (05/2015-3/2017)
Graduate work-
National Yang-Ming University, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Studies, Jeng-Jong Hwang Lab (09/2012-07/2014)

Exclusive Interviews with the 2015 ADA Pathway Initiative Award Winners

Starting in 2012, the American Diabetes Association established the Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, a $1.6 million grant (paid over five years) to support the research of young up-and-coming scientists who are committed to working on innovative projects in diabetes…

Mice That Feel Less Pain Live Longer

Scientists have found a way to beat back the hands of time and fight the ravages of old age, at least in mice. A new study finds that mice bred without a specific pain sensor, or receptor, live longer and are less likely to develop diseases such as diabetes in old age. What’s more, exposure to a molecule found in chili peppers and other spicy foods may confer the same benefits as losing this pain receptor—meaning that humans could potentially benefit, too…



Signaling Networks Determining Life Span.


The health of an organism is orchestrated by a multitude of molecular and biochemical networks responsible for ensuring homeostasis within cells and tissues. However, upon aging, a progressive failure in the maintenance of this homeostatic balance occurs in response to a variety of endogenous and environmental stresses, allowing the accumulation of damage, the physiological decline of individual tissues, and susceptibility to diseases. What are the molecular and cellular signaling events that control the aging process and how can this knowledge help design therapeutic strategies to combat age-associated diseases? Here we provide a comprehensive overview of the evolutionarily conserved biological processes that alter the rate of aging and discuss their link to disease prevention and the extension of healthy life span.

Annu Rev Biochem. 2016 Jun 2;85:35-64. doi: 10.1146/annurev-biochem-060815-014451.