Chien-Jung Lo

Professor, Associate Chairman

Chien-Jung Lo

Professor, Associate Chairman

Office Phone
+886-3-4227151 ext 65362 
Lab Phone
+886-3-4227151 ext 65397 


Molecular-Motor Biophysics Laboratory


  • Professor, NCU Dept. of Physics (2018/08~Present)
  • Deputy Editor-in-chief of Physics Bimonthly (2020-Present)


  • BSc in Physics, National Central University, Taiwan (1994/09 – 1998/06)
  • MSc in Physics, National Central University, Taiwan (1998/09 – 2000/06)
  • DPhil in Physics, University of Oxford, UK (2003/10 – 2007/03)


  • Research Assistant, Physics Institute, Academia Sinica (2002/07 -2003/07)
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Departent of Physics, Univeristy of Oxford (2007/03 – 2009/01)
  • Associate Chairman, NCU Dept. of Physics (2018/08-2019/07)

Academic honor

  • MOST Outstanding Research Award (2021)
  • NCU Distinguished Professor (2022-24)
  • NCU Outstanding Teaching Award (2021)
  • NCU Outstanding Research Award (2018-21)
  • HFSP Research Award (2015)
  • NCU Young PI Award (2009)

Research Area

  • Bacterial flagellar motor
  • Molecular Motor
  • Bacterial Swarm
  • Self-Propelled Particle
  • Cell Motility
  • Biophysics

Research Project



論文標題 出版期刊 出版年度
Escaping speed of bacteria from confinementBiophysical Journal2022
Probing bacterial cell wall growth by tracing wall-anchored protein complexesNature Communications2021
A General Workflow for Characterization of Nernstian Dyes and Their Effects on Bacterial PhysiologyBIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL2020
Live cell fluorescence imaging reveals dynamic production and loss of bacterial flagellaMOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY2020
ATP-dependent dynamic protein aggregation regulates bacterial dormancy depth critical for antibiotic toleranceMOLECULAR CELL2019
ATP-dependent dynamic protein aggregation regulates bacterial dormancy depth critical for antibiotic toleranceMOLECULAR CELL2019
Single-Cell Bacterial Electrophysiology Reveals Mechanisms of Stress-Induced DamageBiophysical Journal2019
Frequent pauses in Escherichia coli flagella elongation revealed by single cell real-time fluorescence imagingNature Communications2018
Formation of spiral coils among self-propelled chainsPhysical Review E2018
FliL association with flagellar stator in the sodium-driven Vibrio motor characterized by the fluorescent microscopyScientific Reports2018
Ferric uptake regulator (Fur) modulates Helicobacter pylori J99 motility through controlling bacterial flagellar motor switch: a phenotypic characterization.HELICOBACTER2017
Lrp, a global regulator, regulates the virulence of Vibrio vulnificusJOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE2017
Speed of the bacterial flagellar motor near zero load depends on the number of stator unitsPROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AME2017
Length-dependent flagellar growth of Vibrio alginolyticus revealed by realtime fluorescent imagingeLife2017
The Biophysicist’s Guide to the Bacterial Flagellar Motor.advances in physics-x2017
Using Biophysics to Monitor the Essential Protonmotive Force in BacteriaAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology2016
Dynamics of self-organized rotating spiral-coils in bacterial swarmssoft matter2014
Mechanism and kinetics of a sodium-driven bacterial flagellar motorPROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AME2013
Na+ conductivity of the Na-driven flagellar motor complex composed of unplugged wild-type or mutant PomB with PomAJOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY2013
Collective sub-diffusive dynamics in bacterial carpet microfluidic channelAPPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS2012
Rapid polymer microchannel fabrication by hot roller embossing processMicrosystem technologies2012
Model Studies of the Dynamics of Bacterial Flagellar MotorsBiophysical Journal2009