Curriculum Vitae: Chung-Chuan Lo

Date of Birth 16th October 1972 Address Institute of Bioinformatics and Structural Biology
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, 30013, Taiwan
Citizenship Taiwan
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1998-2004 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Ph. D. in Physics
Thesis title: Statistical Physics Approaches for Understanding Sleep-Wake Transitions
Thesis advisor: H. Eugene Stanley, Professor of Physics
1995-1997 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
M. S. in Physics
Thesis title: Study of the Effect of Site Mutation on the Structural Stability of Cobra Cardiotoxin by Time-Resolved Fluorescence
Thesis advisor: Wunshain Fann, Joint Assistant Professor of Physics.
1991-1995 National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
B. S. in Physics
Project title: The Effect of Noises on a Cascaded Lorenz System
Project advisor: Yih-Yuh Chen, Associate Professor of Physics.


2008-present National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Asistant professor in Institute of Bioinformatics and Structure Biology
2006-2008 Yale University, New Haven, CT.
Postdoc fellow in Dr. Xiao-Jing Wang's group.
2004-2006 Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Postdoc fellow in Dr. Xiao-Jing Wang's group.
1997-1998 Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Research Assistant in optical physics for Dr. W.-S. Fann
Experiments on time-resolved fluorescence of conformational changes in protein.


2003 American Physical Society travel awards for Annual Meeting.
2001 Sigma Xi award, achievement in graduate reserach at Boston University.
2001 Travel scholarship for Sleep Medicine Conference, Marburg, Germany
1998-2003 Boston University Ph.D. research fellowship (2000-2003); teaching fellowship (1998-2000).
1991-1995 Ministry of Education (Taiwan) bachelor degree scholarship for outstanding students.


  1. C.-C. Lo and X.-J. Wang. Cortico-basal ganglia circuit mechanism for a decision threshold in reaction time tasks. Nat. Neurosci. 9, 957-963 (2006).

  2. C.-C. Lo, Chou T, Penzel T, Scammell TE, Strecker RE, Stanley HE and Ivanov PCh, Common scale-invariant pattern of sleep-wake transitions across mammalian species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 50, 17545-17548 (2004)

  3. T. Penzel, J. W. Kantelhardt, C.-C. Lo, K. Voigt and C. F. Vogelmeier. Dynamics of Heart Rate and Sleep Stages in Normals and Patients with Sleep Apnea. Neuropsychopharmacology 28, S48-S53 (2003)

  4. C.-C. Lo, L. A. N. Amaral, S. Havlin, P. Ch. Ivanov, T. Penzel, J.-H. Peter and H. E. Stanley. Dynamics of sleep-wake transitions during sleep. Europhysics Letters 57 (5), 625-631 (2002).

  5. P. Ch. Ivanov and C.-C. Lo. Stochastic Approaches to Modeling of Physiological Rhythms, in Modeling Biomedical signals, edit. G. Nardulli & S. Stramaglia. World Scientific (2002).

  6. C.-C. Lo, J.-H. Hsu, Y.-C. Sheu, C.-M. Chiang, W.-G. Wu, W.-S. Fann and P.-H. Tsao. Effect of D57N mutation on membrane activity and molecular unfolding of cobra cardiotoxin. Biophysical Journal 75 (5), 2382-2388 (1998).

Conference Talks

2007 Annual Meeting of Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego, California.
2004 Annual Meeting of Sloan-Swartz Centers for Theoretical Neurobiology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York.
2003 American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Austin, Texas.
2002 The 2nd APCTP and 6th Taiwan International Symposium on Statistical Physics Lattice Models and Complex Systems, Taipei, Taiwan.
American Physical Society Annual March Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana.
2001 84th Statistical Mechanics Conference, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.

Popular Articles and Journal Reviews About My Research

  1. Roozbeh Kiani, Timothy D Hanks & Michael N Shadlen. When is enough enough? Nature Neuroscience 9, 681-683 (2006).
  2. Taylor McNeil, Bring on the Sandman. Bostonia. Summer 2002.
  3. Michael Brooks, Feature: Snooze Control. New Scientist p. 173, 38-40, Feb. 23, 2002.
  4. "Tired? Well, you woke up 35 times last night", The Daily Mail, p. 35, Feb. 21, 2002.
  5. "Sleep well last night? You woke up 37 times", The Mirror, Feb. 21, 2002.
  6. Complex Digest issue 51, Dec. 19 2001. (