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Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University

Emeritus Professors

Professor Emeritus How-Jing Lee

Research interests:

Insect Physiology, Insect behavior, Chronobiology



Lab: Insect Behavior Lab.

Tel: +886-2-3366-5527



1983-1989 Ph.D. University of California-Berkeley Department of Entomology    
1981-1983 M.S. University of Missouri-Columbia Department of Entomology            
1974-1978 B.S. National Taiwan University Department of Plant Pathology and Entomology


Recent Project:
2017-2020 The effects of circadian clock on the implement of RNA interference in hygienic pest control
2016-2017 Comparative study on the circadian time signal transduction between locomotor and learning behavior of the German cockroach
2014-2017 Architecture of ancestral insect clock – combination of mammalian and Drosophila genetic components 


Key publications:

  1. Jia-Hsin Huang, Yun Liu, Yu-Hsien Lin, Xavier Belles, How-Jing Lee. 2018. Practical Use of RNA Interference: Oral Delivery of Double-stranded RNA in Liposome Carriers for Cockroaches. Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments e57385.
  2. Yu-Hsien Lin, Jia-Hsin Huang, Yun Liu, Xavier Belles, How-Jing Lee. 2016. Oral delivery of dsRNA lipoplexes to German cockroach protects dsRNA from degradation and induces RNAi response. Pest Management Science 73:960-966.
  3. Chen-Yo Chung, Chun-Che Chang, How-Jing Lee. 2016. Adaptation of the cockroachBlattella germanica to human habitats: circadian and noncircadian factors. Physiological Entomology 41:307-312.
  4. Pavel Jedlička, Veronika Jedličková, How-Jing Lee. 2015. Expression of stress-related genes in the parthenogenetic forms of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 180C:32-37.
  5. Yu-Hsien Lin, Chi-Mei Lee, Jia-Hsin Huang, How-Jing Lee. 2014. Circadian regulation of permethrin susceptibility by glutathione S-transferase (BgGSTD1) in the German cockroach (Blattella germanica). Journal of Insect Physiology 65:45-50. 
  6. Jia-Hsin Huang, Xavier Belles and How-Jing Lee. 2012. Functional characterization of hypertrehalosemic hormone receptor in relation to hemolymph trehalose and to oxidative stress in the cockroach Blattella germanica. Frontiers in endocrinology 2:1-11.
  7. Jia-Hsin Huang, How-Jing Lee. 2011. RNA interference unveils functions of the hypertrehalosemic hormone on cyclic fluctuation of hemolymph trehalose and oviposition in the virgin female Blattella germanica. Journal of Insect Physiology 57:858-864.
  8. Yung-Yu Yang, Yun Liu, Hwa-Jen Teng, Ivo Sauman, Frantisek Sehnal, How-Jing Lee. 2010. Circadian control of permethrin-resistance in the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Journal of Insect Physiology 56:1219-1223.


Other publications:

  1. Marketa Kvíčalová, Olga Bazalová, Tereza Válkova, Pavel Slabý, Přemysl Bartoš, Radek Netušil, Kateřina Tomanová, Peter Braeunig, How Jing-Lee, Ivo Sauman, Milena Damulewicz, Jan Provazník, Richard Pokorny, David Dolezel, Martin Vácha1. 2016. Cryptochrome 2 mediates directional magnetoreception in cockroaches. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:1660-1665.
  2. Veronika Jedličkováa, Pavel Jedličkaa, How-Jing Lee.2015. Characterization and expression analysis of adipokinetic hormone and its receptor in eusocial aphid Pseudoregma bambucicola. General and Comparative Endocrinology 223:38-46.
  3. ANDREA BEDNÁŘOVÁ, NATRAJ KRISHNAN, I-CHENG CHENG, JOSEF VEČEŘA, HOW-JING LEE, DALIBOR KODRÍK. 2013. Adipokinetic hormone counteracts oxidative stress elicited in insects by hydrogen peroxide: in vivo and in vitro study. Physiological Entomology 38:54-62.
  4. Jesus Lozano, Eva Gomez-Orte, How-Jing Lee, Xavier Belles. 2012. Super-induction of Dicer-2 expression by alien double-stranded RNAs: an evolutionary ancient response to viral infection?. Development genes and evolution 222:229-235.