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Seton Hall University
Tin-Chu Chu.

 

Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

(973) 275-2332
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Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

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

Scholarship

  • Antiviral Activity of Theaflavin Digallate against Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1. Antiviral Research. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. 2015. 118: 56-67.
  • Topical Lipophilic Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate on Herpes Labialis: A Phase II Clinical Trial of AverTeaX formula. 2015. doi:10.1016/j.oooo.2015.08.018 
  • Molecular Identification of a Fungal Pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and Its Impact on Urbanized New Jersey. Adv. in Micro. 2014. 4(16): 1164-1173 
  • Method Evaluations of Escherichia coli and Coliform Detection in Northern New Jersey. GSTF Journal of BioSciences. 2014. 3(1): 40-45. 
  • Tea Polyphenolic Compounds on Herpes Simplex Viruses". Cancer Causing Viruses and Their Inhibitors. 2014. Ed. S.P. Gupta, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 9781466589773. pp. 321-344. 
  • The Synergistic Effects of Green Tea Polyphenols and Antibiotics against Potential Pathogens. Adv. Biosci. Biotechnol. 2013. 4(11): 959-967. 
  • "Inhibition of Herpes simplex virus type 1 with the modified green tea polyphenol palmitoyl-epigallocatechin gallate." Food and Chemical Toxicology. In Press, November 2012.

 

Accomplishments

Awards

  • 2013-2014 College Professor of the Year, College of Arts & Sciences, Seton Hall University
  • University Researcher of the Year Award, Seton Hall University, 2013
  • College Researcher of the Year Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2013
  • Researcher of the Year Award, Department of Biological Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2012
  • 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, 2010-2015
  • 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

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