Dr. Yang currently is the Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine and Dean of the National Taiwan University College of Medicine. His major research interests are pulmonary and critical care medicine, lung cancer genomics and molecular biology as well as microarray gene expression technology. He is awarded as member of Academia Sinica in 2006 because of his contributions in lung cancer translational research. His research group has discovered novel genes and pathways that associated with lung cancer pathogenesis and progression. They also identified specific gene expression and microRNA signatures that can predict the treatment outcome and may be beneficial for personalized therapy of lung cancer patients.