Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.
Department of Biological Sciences
I have been a faculty of the Seton Hall University Department of Biological Sciences teaching Microbiology, Senior Biology Seminar, Emerging & Infectious Diseases, Microbial Physiology, and Bioinformatics since 2008. In addition to this role, I am affiliated with Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine. 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
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.
“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, October 2012.
International Perspectives on Water Quality Management and Pollutant Control. 2013. Ed. Nigel W.T. Quinn. InTech Publishing. ISBN: 978-953-51-0999-0.
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. September 2012, 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, July 2012.
Protamine-like proteins in 12 sequenced species of Drosophila.” Protein Pept Lett. Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22789106, July 2012.
Temperature-induced activation of freshwater Cyanophage AS-1 prophage.” Acta Histochem, 113(3), 294- 299, February 2010.
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, May 2011. Epub 2010 Feb 6.
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, July 2009.
Microbiology Laboratory Manual. Hayden-McNeil Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-0-7380-3085-2, 2008.
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