Dr. Chau-Mei Ho, Associate Professor

National Taiwan University, Department of Plant Pathology and Entomology, Ph.D (1970-1974).

Specialty and Research Areas:

  1. Medical entomology
  2. Molecular phylogeny and evolution
  3. Surveillance and population analyses for mosquitoes
  4. Phylogenetic analyses and molecular evolution for mosquitoes and dust mites
  5. Molecular cloning for mite allergens
  6. Studies of asthma induced by mite allergen in animal model
  7. Survey for the prevalence of the allergic patients to mite allergens

Grants Projects¡G

  1. Cloning and characterization of cDNA library of allergens in Tyrphagus putrescentiae.¡]2005- 2006, NSC-94-2314-B-010-047¡^
  2. Cloning and analyses for mitochondrial genome of Anopheles minimus . (2002- 2003, National Science Council, NSC-91-2314-B-010-047¡^
  3. Surveillance and population analyses for Aedes aegypti in Taiwan¡]2002, Center for Disease Control, DOH91-DC-1002¡^
  4. Morphotype identification of Anopheles minimus in Taiwan (2001, Center for Disease Control, DOH90-DC-1305)
  5. Cloning and analyses for ribosomal gene in house dust mites¡]2000- 2001, National Science Council, NSC-89-2314-B-010-52¡^
  6. Surveillance and control of house dust mites in Taiwan¡]2000, Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan¡^


  1. Ho, C. M., Lin, M.W., Teng, H. C., Lai, M. H., Lin. T. S., Hsu, E. L., Wu, S. C., Pai, H. H., and Yin, C. M. 2005. Surveillance for dengue fever vectors using ovitraps at Kaohsiung and Tainan in Taiwan. Fomosan Entomologist 25: 159-174
  2. Wen, D. C., Shyur, S. D., Ho, C. M., Chiang, Y. C., Huang, L. H., Lin, M. T., Yang, H. C. and Liang, P. H. 2005. Systematic anaphylaxis after the ingestion of pancake contamination with storage mite Bloomia freemani. Annals Allergy, Asthma Immunol., 95: 1-3.
  3. Su, Y. C., Chang, C. Y., Hsu. E. L., Yin, C. M. and Ho, C. M. 2003. Genetic relationships among Aedes aegypti populations in Taiwan using phenytypic and RAPD-PCR markers. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont Asso. 19: 329-338.
  4. Su, Y. C., Hsu, E. L., and Ho, C. M. 2003. Use of random amplification polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) to distinguish variants of Aedes aegypti based on abdominal tergal scale. Formosan Entomologist. 23: 225-237.
  5. Lin, Y. H., Wu, S. C., Hsu, E. L., Teng, H. J., Ho, C. M., and Pai, H. H. 2003. Insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti during dengue epidemic in Taiwan, 2002. Formosan Entomologist. 23: 263-274.
  6. Ho, C. M. 2001. Application of molecular biological techniques on the studies of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases¡C Proceedings of the Symposium on the Progress of Taiwan Entomological Research at the Threshold of 21st Century: 405-408.
  7. Wang, C. H., Chang N. T., Wu, H. H. and Ho, C. M. 2000. Integrated control of dengue vector: Aedes aegypi in Liu-Chiu Village, Pingtung County, Taiwan. J. Amer. Mosq. Cont. Asso.: 16: 93-99.
  8. Ho, C. M. and Heng, Y. F. 1997. The mode of action and application of insect growth regulators for vector control. Proceedings of the 9th Symposium on Vector Control in Taiwan: 285-292.
  9. Huang, G. M. Hsu, E. L. and Ho, C. M. 1995. Inhibitory effects of pyriphrophene on the mosquito Aedes albopictus. Chinese J. Parasitology 8: 19-24.
  10. Ho, C. M., Liu Y. M., Wei Y. W. and Hu, S. T. 1995. A gene for cytohtochrome c oxidase subunit II in the mitochrondirial DNA of Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti. J. Med. Entomol. 32:174-180.
  11. Yepiz-Plascencia, G. M., Ho, C. M., Martel, R. R. and Law, J. H. 1993. Molecular cloning and sequence of novel ommochrome-binding protein from a insect, Mucuca sexta. J. Biol. Chem. 268:87-90.