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Dr. Tin-Chun Chu

Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Biological Sciences

Profile

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.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 2006
  • B.S., Montclair State University, 2001

Academic Distinctions

Awards
  • 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


Scholarship

Contact

Office Phone
(973) 275-2332

Email
tin-chun.chu@shu.edu

Office Location
Room 418
The Science and Technology Center

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