Dr. Stephen Hsu, a tenured professor of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences at the Dental College of Georgia, is a world-renowned expert in green tea polyphenol research and inventor of green tea technology-derived products and medications, which treat dry mouth, dandruff, hair loss, cold sores, and viral infections with natural ingredients. Dr. Hsu was awarded a number of patents on novel technologies targeting autoimmune diseases, herpes simplex virus, virus-induced infections, and salivary dysfunction (xerostomia or dry mouth). Dr. Hsu has been selected as a TED speaker in 2014. Dr. Hsu received the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award in 2011. In 2015, he received the Georgia Bio Innovation Award for his unique inventions. Also in 2015, Dr. Hsu received the Oral Discoveries & Inventions Award from Georgia Dental Association (GDA). Dr. Hsu has been invited to appear on numerous TV and radio/podcast programs, and frequently invited to international conferences as a keynote speaker.
Dr. Hsu earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Wuhan University after a six-year forced labor experience in a rural farm in China. After moving to the United States, he received a Master of Arts degree in molecular biology from Montclair State University in New Jersey and a Ph.D. in cell biology and anatomy from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City before a career change to television. During the four years as a television commentator and sports anchor for ESPN International, Dr. Hsu taught at the National University of Singapore as a Lecturer. In 1998, Dr. Hsu received the Ruth L. Kirstein Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute, and conducted cancer research at New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu joined the Augusta University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia, in 1999 and serves as Course Director for Nutrition and Course Director for Biochemistry in the Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Hsu has joint appointments in the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and the Graduate School. He is a former President of the Georgia chapter of the American Association for Dental Research and a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the International Association for Dental Research. He has published more than seventy research articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, eight books or book chapters, and has presented his research findings at scientific meetings worldwide, as well as lectured for CE courses to dentists, dental hygienists, and pharmacists. He has served as reviewer of grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the National University of Singapore, and for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Hsu’s research has been funded by the NIH and the U.S. Department of Defense, IADR, Georgia Research Alliance (GRA), among other organizations. Dr. Hsu has collaborated with researchers representing the fields of oral biology/maxillofacial pathology, dermatology, virology, and molecular biology from Universities in the US, China, and Japan. He and his wife, Tracy, live in Evans, Georgia with their sons, Alexander and Andrew.