Professor Samuel H.H. Chan received his PhD in Physiology from Indiana University (1971) and postdoctoral training in Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1971-72). He is currently National Chair Professor/Distinguished Chair Professor and Director, Institute for Translational Research in Biomedicine at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Professor Chan is recognized internationally for his distinguished contributions to central cardiovascular regulatory functions, particularly in translational research on brain death and neurogenic hypertension. He was President of the Pharmacological Society in Taiwan (2004-08), Neuroscience Society in Taiwan (2008-10), President of the Asia Pacific Federation of Pharmacologists (2011-16), and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Biomedical Science (1997-04). He is currently Series Editor of the monograph series Translational Research in Biomedicine published by Karger AB in Switzerland.