Tung Yi Ching

Associate Professor

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  • Office and Lab: 100 Shih-Chuan 1st Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Tel: +886-7-312-1101 ext. #2774
  • Email: yctung@kmu.edu.tw


Kaohsiung Medical University
2006 ~
Kaohsiung Medical University
1991 ~ 1993
Kaohsiung Medical University
1987 ~ 1990

Present post and experience

Kaohsiung Medical University
Associated Professor
2015/02 ~
Kaohsiung Medical University
2000/08 ~ 2015/01
Kaohsiung Medical University
1993/08 ~ 2000/07

Field of research

  1. clinical virology
  2. Viral molecular epidemiology
  3. Infection


in 7 years

  1. Tsai WC, Ou TT, Yen JH, Wu CC, Tung YC.* Long-term frequent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs might protect patients with ankylosing spondylitis from cardiovascular diseases: a nationwide case-control study. PLoS One. 2015;13:10(5):e0126347
  2. Tung YC, Tu HP, Tsai WC, Chen CS, Su CH, Shi HY, Lin CL. Increased Incidence of Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia in Adult Patients following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Nationwide Population-Based Study in Taiwan. PLoS One. 2015;11:10(6):e0129043.
  3. Tung YC, Ke LY, Lu PL, Lin KH, Lee SC, Lin YY, Chou LC and Tsai WC. Comparison of the Roche COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HIV-1 Test v1.0 with v2.0 in HIV-1 viral load quantification. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2015; 31(4):188-91
  4. Tung YC, Ke LY, Tsai WC, Lin KH, Tsai SM, Wang CF, Lee HF, Su HJ and Lu PL. The Development of a Beacon-based Real-time PCR for Cytomegalovirus and its Application in Immunocompromised Patients. Clin. Lab. 2014;60:140111
  5. Tung YC, Ou TT, Tsai WC. Elevated 1- α hydroxylase activity in monocytes from patients with active tuberculosis. Clin Dev Immunol. 2013;2013:928138. doi: 10.1155/2013/928138. Epub 2013 Nov 25
  6. Tung YC, Ke LY, Tsai SM, Lu PL, Tsai WC. High seroprevalence of human herpesvirus 8 infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Int J Rheum Dis. 2013 Dec;16(6):709-14. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12193. Epub 2013 Nov 28.
  7. Tung YC, Ou TT, Tsai WC. Defective Mycobacterium tuberculosis antigen presentation by monocytes from tuberculosis patients. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Sep;17(9):1229-34. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.12.0984
  8. Tung YC, Lu PL, Ke LY and Tsai WC. CMV Infection and Pregnancy. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep 2012 DOI 10.1007/s13669-012-0028-1
  9. Ke GM, Lin KH, Lu PL, Tung YC, Wang CF, Ke LY, Lee MS, Lin PC, Su HJ, Lin YY, Huang TP, Wang JR, Wang SY, Hsu LC, Chu PY. Molecular epidemiology of Echovirus 30 in Taiwan, 1988-2008. Virus Genes. 2011 Apr;42 (2):178-88. Epub 2011 Jan 8.
  10. Tung YC, Lin KH, Chiang HC, Ke LY, Chen YH, Ke GM, Chen TC, Chou LC, Lu PL. Molecular epidemiology of dengue virus serotype 2 in the Taiwan 2002 outbreak with envelope gene and nonstructural protein 1 gene analysis. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2008 Aug;24(8):398-407. doi: 10.1016/S1607-551X(08)70163-3.
  11. Tung YC, Lin KH, Chang K, Ke LY, Ke GM, Lu PL, Lin CY, Chen YH, Chiang HC. Phylogenetic study of dengue-3 virus in Taiwan with sequence analysis of the core gene. Kaohsiung J Med Sci. 2008 Feb;24(2):55-62. doi: 10.1016/S1607-551X(08)70098-6


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