Award: Camille & Henry Dreyfus Grant for Distinguished New Faculty in Chemistry (1984); American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award (1985); Eli Lilly Life Science Young Investigator Award (1985); USPHS Research Career Development Award (1990); American Chemical Society Horace S. Isbell Award (1993); National Institute of General Medical Sciences MERIT Award (1999); American Chemical Society Nakanishi Prize (2007); American Chemical Society, Repligen Award (2008); A. I. Scott Medal (2011); American Chemical Society Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholars Award (2014).
Honor: Honorary Professor: University of Hong Kong (2001-2006), Tunghai University (2010), National Tsing Hua University (2011); Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2005); American Academy of Microbiology (2006); American Chemical Society Fellow (2014).
Advisory Board/Review Panel: US: NIH Bioorganic & Natural Product Chemistry Study Section (1991-1995), Biochemistry Study Section (1999-2003); Taiwan: Academia Sinica, Institute of Chemistry (1997-present), Institute of Biological Chemistry (2001-present), and Genomic Research Center (2002-present), NHRI, Institute of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Research (2002-present); Singapore: Academic Research Fund Expert Panel for Engineering & Physical Sciences Cluster (2006-2014).
Editorial Board: Bioorg Med. Chem. and Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (1998-2012), Chem. Record (2000-present), Curr, Org. Chem. (1999-present), Bioorg. Chem. (2003-present), Biochemistry (2012-present); Associate Editor, Org. Lett. (2004-present).