Dr. Chu's research interests include molecular microbiology, microbial physiology, genomics and biomedical informatics.
I have been at Seton Hall University teaching Microbiology, Senior Biology Seminar, Emerging & Infectious Diseases, Microbial Physiology, and Bioinformatics since 2008. My teaching philosophy is to integrate research into science education. My current research interests include: (1) A novel approach using natural products and its derivatives as potential therapeutic agents for diseases; (2) Study of physiological response to various stress factors on bacteria; (3) Environmental probes development for prediction, early detection and prevention of algal blooms; (4) Molecular mechanism of lytic/lysogenic Cyanophage AS-1 life cycle; and (5) Genome projects and bioinformatic analyses of cyanobacteria and cyanophage.
- Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2006
- B.S., Montclair State University, 2001
- University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2012
- Visiting Scholar, California State University Northridge Interdisciplinary Research in Science
- National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Spotlight of the Month, 2011
- William & Doreen Wong Foundation: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Polyphenolic Tea Compounds, 2010-2013
- University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010
- Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2006
- 105th ASM Corporate Activities Program Travel Grant, 2005
- First Place Poster Presentation Award, Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB), 37th Annual Meeting, 2004
- First Place Poster Presentation Award, Metropolitan Association of College and University Biologists (MACUB), 36th Annual Meeting, 2003
- Margaret Herman Sokol Graduate Fellowship in Science, 2001
- National Collegiate Education Award, United States Achievement Academy, 2001
- Phi Kappa Phi, 2001
- Inhibition of Herpes simplex virus type 1 with the modified green tea polyphenol palmitoyl-epigallocatechin gallate.
Food and Chemical Toxicology. In Press,
- Detection and Identification of Bloom-Forming Phytoplankton in Selected New Jersey Freshwater Bodies
Water Quality Management. Ed. Nigel W.T. Quinn. InTech Publishing. ISBN: 978-953-307-1323-6. In Press,
- Epigallocatechin-3-gallate modulates oxidative stress in exocrine glands of a primary Sjogren’s syndrome mouse model prior to disease onset”.
Autoimmunity. 2012 Nov;45(7):540-6. doi: 10.3109/08916934.2012.710860. Epub 2012 Sep 24.,
- Identification and Bioinformatic Analyses of Vanillate Operon in Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. IU 625
Proceedings of The 2012 International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP 2012) Vol. I: 96-101.,
- Protamine-like proteins in 12 sequenced species of Drosophila
Protein Pept Lett. Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22789106.,
- Temperature-induced activation of freshwater Cyanophage AS-1 prophage.
Acta Histochem. 2011 May;113(3):294-9. doi: 10.1016/j.acthis.2009.11.003. Epub 2010 Feb 6.,
- Temperature-induced activation of freshwater Cyanophage AS-1 prophage
Acta Histochem, 113(3), 294- 299,
- Identification of Synechococcus sp. IU 625 Phycocyanin Gene and Bioinformatic Analyses of Cyanobacterial Phycocyanin
International Conference on Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (BIOCOMP 2009) Vol. I, 376-381,
- Microbiology Laboratory Manual
Hayden-McNeil Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0-7380-3085-2,