Stephen Hsu


Stephen Hsu


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies


PHD; 1991; University of Cincinnati MA; 1985; Montclair State University BS; 1982; Wuhan University


  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular Bio and Histolog University of Cincinnati, 1991

  • MA, Molecular Bio Montclair State University, 1985

  • BS, Biochem Wuhan University, 1982

Awards & Honors

  • Georgia Bio Innovation Award 2015

  • 2015 Oral Discoveries & Inventions Award Gergia Dental Association, 2015

  • Hangzhou Overseas Talent Award 2013

  • Wuhan 3551 Talent Award 2013

  • Chu Tian Scholar (楚天学者) Award 2012

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • DMIC 5003

  • DBIO 5003

  • OBMP 9300

  • DBIO 5001

    Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III
  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology

Teaching Interests

Nutrition for Dental Professionals (DBIO5003): Course Director Biochemistry (DBIO5001): Course Director


Selected Recent Publications

  • Persistent Virucidal Activity in Novel Alcohol-Based Sanitizer Formulation (ProtecTeaV) for Potential Use Against Norovirus, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Modified Green Tea Polyphenols, EGCG-S and LTP, Inhibit Endospore in Three Bacillus spp, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • In vitro effect of EGCG on anti-Schisotsoma japonicum cercariae. , 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • . Effects of EGCG on the expression of TIMP-1 and alpha-SMA and inhibition of hepatic fibrosis in mice infected with schistosoma japonicum, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Virucidal Capacity of Novel ProtecTeaV Sanitizer Formulations Containing Lipophilic Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG)., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

1. Mechanisms and signal transduction pathways associated with green tea Polyphenol-induced differential intracellular response in normal and malignant epithelial cells, and the application of these phytochemicals as potential chemopreventive measure against oral and skin cancer. 2. Beneficial properties of green tea constituents to prevent and manage skin diseases such as psoriasis, and to improve skin conditions. 3. Potential application of green tea polyphenols in prevention and management of autoimmune disorders associated with Sjogren''s syndome. Clinical Interests 1. Clinical trial: managing xerostomia with botanical formulation. 2. Clinical trial: treatment of herpes simplex virus infecton with modified green tea cetachin. 3. Clinical study: modified green tea polyphenols for controlling dandruff

Department Service

  • Biochemnistry Faculty Search Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Development Committee 2000 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pre-Tenure Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Search Committee member for Chair of Oral Biology 2012 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee member for Associate Dean for Research 2012 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Intellectual Property Review Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Inter-professional Education Focus Group 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • IGP Review Committee 2012 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee member for Dean of College of Dental Medicine 2012 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • IADR Salivary Research Group 2012 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Inflammation & Allergy – Drug Target Editorial Board 2009 - Present

    Role: Member