Dr. Ching-Fong Chang graduated from Washington State University of USA with a M.S. and a Ph.D. degree. Professor Chang has studied the Reproductive Endocrinology in Aquatic Animals Laboratory at the National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan since 1986. His work, over the past 30 years has been focusing on studying fish reproductive physiology and endocrinology, sex differentiation and sex change in fish, reproductive endocrinology and reproduction in coral, and environmental physiology in fish. His studies have resulted in 180 peer reviewed papers. Ching-Fong established black porgy as a model for studying the gonadal differentiation and gonad development and sex change. Professor Chang's research group was the pioneer group to conduct endocrinology and reproduction research in coral. Professor Chang’s studies are important for understanding of the fish physiology and the restoration of coral reefs during global climate change. Professor Chang has received distinguished research award (three times), distinguished research fellow award (twice) from the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan. He is also a recipient of the Academic Award and the National Chair Professorship award (twice) by the Ministry of Education, Taiwan; Taiwan-France Science and Technology award by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan and French Academy of Science; Shinkishi Hatai Medal Award by Pacific Science Association of Japan; Ordre des Palmes Academiques by La France à Taiwan of France. Professor Chang also serves as the president of Asia and Oceania Society for Comparative Endocrinology. Professor Chang has been the Life-Time National Chair Professor since 2021.