國立臺灣大學生態學與演化生物學研究所

Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
National Taiwan University

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Wei-Cheng Yang, Associate Professor (楊瑋誠 副教授)


Title: Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Interest: Whale and dolphins conservation medicine, Diagnostic tool development

E-mail: yangweicheng@ntu.edu.tw

Lab: Dept. of Veterinary Medicine R309

Tel: +886-2-33663871


Research Interests

Research projects focus on pathogen and disease investigation, noise-related stress evaluation, animal welfare, impact from human activities, and diagnostic tool development in marine mammals. Information is provided to various domestic and international organizations to assist in developing rational and appropriate management regimes for marine resources.


Lab Introduction

The Conservation Medicine Laboratory conducts research on marine animals important to the mission of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), National Academy of Marine Research (NAMR), and Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) in Taiwan, with particular attention to issues related to cetaceans.

Research projects of the Conservation Medicine Laboratory focus on pathogen and disease investigation, noise-related stress evaluation, animal welfare, impact from human activities, and diagnostic tool development. Information is provided to various domestic and international organizations to assist in developing rational and appropriate management regimes for marine resources.


Courses offered

VM 2006 獸醫寄生虫學及實習 Veterinary Parasitology and Lab.
VM 5013 獸醫法規與倫理 Veterinary Jurisprudence and Ethics

Publications

2018 I-Hua Chen, Lien-Siang Chou, Shih-Jen Chou, Jiann-Hsiung Wang, Jeffrey Stott, Myra Blanchard, I-Fan Jen, Wei-Cheng Yang. Sound exposure-induced cytokine gene transcript profile changes in captive bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) blood identified by a probe-based qRT-PCR. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science 80: (in press). (SCI)

2018 Wen-Ta Li, Hui-Wen Chang, Meng-Hsien Chen, Hue-Ying Chiou, Bang-Yeh Liou, Victor Fei Pang, Wei-Cheng Yang, Chian-Ren Jeng*. Investigation of silver (Ag) deposition in tissues from stranded cetaceans by autometallography (AMG). Environmental Pollution 235: 534-545. (SCI)

2017 Ming-An Tsai, I-Hua Chen, Jiann-Hsiung Wang, Shih-Jen Chou, Tsung-Hsien Li, Ming-Yih Leu, Hsiao-Kuan Ho, Wei Cheng Yang. A probe-based qRT-PCR method to profile immunological gene expression in blood of captive beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas). PeerJ 5:e3840.

2017 Ing Chen, Shin Nishida, Wei-Cheng Yang, Tomohiko Isobe, Yuko Tajima, and A. Rus Hoelzel. Genetic diversity of bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops sp.) populations in the western North Pacific and the conservation implications. Marine Biology 164(10): 202. (SCI)

2017 Hsu YH, Chou SJ, Chang CC, Pan MJ, Yang WC, Lin CF, Chan KW. Development and validation of a new loop-mediated isothermal amplification for detection of pathogenic Leptospira species in clinical materials. J Microbiol Methods.141:55-59.

2016/12, Wei-Cheng YANG, Hui-Yu CHEN, Chi-Young WANG, Hung-Yu PAN, Cheng-Wei WU, Yun-Hsiu HSU1.High prevalence of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) in Taiwan revealed by large-scale serological survey. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science.78:DOI: 10.1292/jvms.16-0387 (SCI)

2016/08, Wei-Cheng Yang, Bi-Jhen Wu, Eva Sierra, Antonio Fernandez, Kátia R. Groch, José Diaz.A simultaneous diagnosis and genotyping method for global surveillance of cetacean morbillivirus. Scientific Reports.6:30625(SCI)

2016/07, Chan, Kun-Wei, Lo, Chieh, Chu, Chi-Shih, Yang, Wei-Cheng. Development of a colloidal gold-based immunochromatographic test strip for detection of cetacean myoglobin. JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS.113:e53433(SCI)

2016/05, Lai JM, Wu JT, Yang WC, Chao MH, Nagahata H..An unusual case of thoracic ectopia cordis in a Toggenburg Goat and its three-dimensional images constructed with X-ray computed tomography.Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research.64(2):165-170(SCI)

2016/03 I-Hua Chen, Jiann-Hsiung Wang, Shih-Jen Chou, Yeong-Huey Wu, Wei-Cheng Yang. Selection of reference genes for RT-qPCR studies in blood of beluga whales ( Delphinapterus leucas ). PeerJ.1810:1810(SCI)

2016/01 Adam Smith, Laura N Kloepper, Wei Cheng Yang, Paul E Nachtigall. Transmission beam characteristics of a Rissos dolphin (Grampus griseus).THE JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA.139:53-62(SCI)

2015/10 I-Hua Chen, Lien-Siang Chou, Shih-Jen Chou, Jiann-Hsiung Wang, Jeffrey Stott, Wei-Cheng Yang. Selection of suitable reference genes for normalization of quantitative RT-PCR in peripheral blood samples of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Scientific Reports.5:15425(SCI)

2015/04 Aran Mooney · Wei‑Cheng Yang · Hsin‑Yi Yu · Darlene R. Ketten · I‑Fan Jen. Hearing abilities and sound reception of broadband sounds in an adult Risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus). JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY A.201(8):751-761(SCI)

2014/03, Chan KW, Lee ML, Yang WC, Wong ML, Hsu WL, Ho CF, Hsieh YC, Wang CY. Differential diagnosis of Goatpox virus in Taiwan by multiplex polymerase chain reaction assay and high-resolution melt analysis. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 26(2):195-202(SCI)

2014/05, Ho CF, Chan KW, Yang WC, Chiang YC, Chung YT, Kuo J, Wang CY. Development of a multiplex amplification refractory mutation system reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction assay for the differential diagnosis of Feline leukemia virus vaccine and wild strains. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation 26:496-506(SCI)

2014/05, Ing Chen; Hsin-Yi Yu; Wei-Cheng Yang; Shin Nishida; Tomohiko Isobe; Shinsuke Tanabe; Alastair Watson.The Southern form of short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) in tropical west Pacific Ocean off Taiwan. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology.62:188-199(SCI)

2013/12 Wei-Cheng Yang, Wei-Lung Chang, Ka-Hei Kwong, Yi-Ting Yao, Lien-Siang Chou. Prevalence of Epidermal Conditions in Critically Endangered Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins (Sousa chinensis) from the Waters of Western Taiwan. Pakistan Veterinary Journal 33(4): 505-509. (SCI)

2013/03 Chieh Lo, Li-Te Chin, Chi-Shih Chu, Yu-Ting Wang, Kun-Wei Chan, Wei-Cheng Yang. Rapid immune colloidal gold strip for cetacean meat restraining illegal trade and consumption: implications for conservation and public health. PLOS ONE 8(3):e60704 (SCI)

2013/01 Yu-Ting Wang, Lien-Siang Chou, Chieh Lo, Wei-Cheng Yang. Rapid Species Identification of Morphologically Similar Cetacean Species Kogia sima and K. breviceps by High-resolution Melt Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 45:273-277, 2013. (SCI)

2012/08 Kun-Wei Chan, Pan-Chen Liu, Wei-Cheng Yang, James Kuo, Cicero Lee-Tian Chang, Chi-Young Wang. A novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification approach for gender identification of Columbidae birds. Theriogenology 78: 1329-1338, 2012 (SCI)

2010/02 Wei-Cheng Yang, Jer-Ming Hu, Lien-Siang Chou. Phylogenetic analyses of MHC class II genes in bottlenose dolphins and their terrestrial relatives reveal pathogen-driven directional selection. Zoological Studies 49(1): 132-151, 2010. (SCI)

2008 Yang, W.C., Chou, L.S., Jepson, P. D., Brownell, R.L., Cowan, D., Chang, P.H., Chiou, H.I., Yao, C.J., Yamada, T.K., Chiu, J.T., King, S.S., Wang, B.J., and Fernández, A.. Unusual cetacean mortality event in Taiwan, possibly linked to naval activities. Veterinary Record 162:184-186, 2008. (SCI)

2008 Alastair Watson, Tzong-Fu Kuo, Wei-Cheng Yang, Chiuo-Ju Yao, and Lien-Siang Chou. Distinctive osteology of distal flipper bones of tropical bottlenose whales, Indopacetus pacificus, from Taiwan: mother and calf, calf with polydactyly. Marine Mammal Science 24(2): 398-410, 2008. (SCI)

2007 Wei-Cheng Yang, Jer-Ming Hu, Lien-Siang Chou. Molecular characterization of expressed DRB and DQB genes in the bottlenose dolphins (T. aduncus & T. truncatus). Zoological Studies 46(6):664-679, 2007. (SCI)

2006 Wei-C. Yang , Victor F. Pang , Chian-R Jeng , Lien-S. Chou , Ling-L. Chueh . Morbilliviral infection in a pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) from Taiwanese waters. Veterinary Microbiology 116: 69–76, 2006. (SCI)

Other journals

2013/09 Kun-Wei CHAN, Tsung-Ying PING, Shih-Jen CHOU, Zhi-Jia ZHENG, Wei-Cheng YANG, Jyh-Mirn LAI, Dan-Yuan LO, Chih-Cheng CHANG, Jui-Te WU. Case Report: Treatment of an Elderly Dog with Concurrent Heart Disease and Acute Uremia by Hemodialysis. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 39(3):150-157

2013/05 Wei-Cheng Yang, Jer-Ming Hu, Lien-Siang Chou. Sequence analyses of MHC Class II DQB gene in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops spp.) and the other delphinid species from the western Pacific. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 39(2):100-109.

2013/05 Chou SJ, Lin HT, Wu JT, Yang WC, Chan KW. Genotyping of canine parvovirus type 2 VP2 gene in southern Taiwan in 2011. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 39(2):81-92.

2013/05, Wei-Cheng Yang, Kun-Wei Chan, Yeong-Huey Wu, Tsung-Chou Chang, Yi-Fan Jen, Chiu-Su Gan, Jyh-Mirn Lai. Case Report: Clinical Application of Thermal Imaging in Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Taiwan Veterinary Journal 39(2):128-134.

2013/05 Yuming SHEN, Kun Wei CHAN, Wei Cheng YANG, Yao Chi SU, Changyou YU, Jiannhsiung WANG, Minghuang CHANG, Jyhmirn LAI. Review: Dairy Cattle Body Condition Score Systems Developed by Different Countries and The Relationships between Body Condition Score and Common Cattle Diseases. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 39(2):135-149.

2012/09 Wei-Cheng Yang, Victor Fei Pang, Chian-Ren Jeng, Ling-Ling Chueh. Localization of morbillivirus nucleic acid in a pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) by in situ-reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 38: 177-182, 2012

2008 Wei-Cheng Yang, Jer-Ming Hu, Lien-Siang Chou. Sequence variation of MHC class II DQB gene in bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from Taiwanese waters. Taiwania 53(1):42-50, 2008.

2002 Jung-To Chiu, Wei-Cheng Yang, Lien-Siang Chou and Chau-Hwu Chi. Hemotological, pathological and clinical investigation of stranded cetaceans in Taiwan. Taiwan Veterinary Journal 28(1): 64-73, 2002.

Book chapters

2015/07 楊瑋誠。環境豐富化。於 李淵百(主編),動物福祉。150-157頁。社團法人中華民國保護動物協會。ISBN 978-957-99573-4-2

2015/07 楊瑋誠。娛樂用動物福祉。於 李淵百(主編),動物福祉,512-519頁。社團法人中華民國保護動物協會。ISBN 978-957-99573-4-2

2012/05 Wei-Cheng Yang, Lien-Siang Chou, Jer-Ming Hu. Sequence analysis of MHC class II genes in cetaceans. Histocompatibility. ISBN 978-953-51-0589- 3

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