Fong-Fu Hsu, PhD

Fong-Fu Hsu, PhD

Research Professor of Medicine


1971 BS in Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

1975 MS in Chemistry, National Tsing-Hua University, Hsing-Chu, Taiwan

1986 PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah

Research Interests

My work has been focused on structural characterization and quantification of complex lipid using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). To carry out the analyses, the state-of-art mass spectrometers, including electrospray ionization (ESI) coupled with tandem quadrupole and ion-trap mass spectrometry, matrix assisted time-of-flight (MALDI) mass spectrometry, and EI/CI GC/MS, currently equipped in the mass spectrometry facility in lipid research center were used. I have developed various tandem mass spectrometric methods to characterize complex lipids, including steroids, phospholipids, sphinoglipids, and glycolipids. Another aspect of my work focuses on structural characterization of candidate of biological relevance.