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About Tin-Chun Chu, Ph.D.

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; (5) Genome projects and bioinformatic analyses of cyanobacteria and cyanophage.
Education
Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
B.S. in Molecular Biology, Montclair State University

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Seton Hall University
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013-2014 Professor of the Year Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2014
  • University Researcher of the Year Award, Seton Hall University, 2013
  • Researcher of the Year Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2013
  • Researcher of the Year Award, Biological Sciences, Seton Hall University, 2012
  • University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2012
  • California State University Northridge Interdisciplinary Research in Science Visiting Scholar, 2012
  • National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Spotlight of the Month, 2011
  • University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2006
  • Travel Grant, ASM Corporate Activities Program, American Society for Microbiology (ASM), 105th General Meeting, 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
  • National Collegiate Education Award, United States Achievement Academy, 2001
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2001

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