Ming-Jer Tsai oral history interview
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This recording and transcript form part of a collection of oral history interviews conducted by the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University. This collection includes audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with Asian Americans native to or living in Houston.
Dr. Ming-Jer Tsai is currently a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He was born in Taichung, Taipei, the third eldest in a family of six children. He studied at the National Taiwan University before immigrating to the United States to get his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis. During the interview, he talked about the mentorship styles and the politics involved in the research field. He also talked about how the results of his research on COUP-TFII can help patients in the future.