Stephen Hsu


Stephen Hsu


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology


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


  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular Biology and Hist University of Cincinnati, 1991

  • MA, Molecular Biology Montclair State University, 1985

  • BS, Biochemistry 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

  • BMBS 5302

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • BMBS 5504

    Bioclinical Seminar IV
  • BMFN 5101

    Biomedical Foundations I
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • BMNT 5101

    Nutrition and Community Health
  • BMBS 5201

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • BMBS 5403

    Bioclinical Seminar III
  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • OBMP 9300


Teaching Interests

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


Selected Recent Publications

  • Effect of Novel Formulations using Lipophilic Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate against Influenza Virus Infection. , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

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