Dr. Jeff Hsu


Current Position


Visiting Expert, Academia Sinica, Dept. of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Rosewell Park Cancer Institute Div., Ph.D. (Microbiology/Immunology), 2007

  • The University of Queensland, Ph.D. (Pharmacology) interrupted, 1998

  • The University of Queensland, B.S. with Honors (Pharmacology), 1997

  • The University of Queensland, B.S. (Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Physiology), 1996


Bar Admissions

Admitted to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office




Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health Laboratory of Cell and Developmental Biology

Predoctoral Fellow, Rosewell Park Cancer Institute

Research Assistant, National Taiwan University Hospital and Academia Sinica

Research Scholar, The University of Queensland


Honors and Awards


2011          2012 Fellows Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health

2011          Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference on Salivary Glands and Exocrine Biology

2009          2010 Fellows Award for Research Excellence, National Institutes of Health

2005-07      F31 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health

2005          Inventor of the year (3rd place), Niagara Frontier Intellectual Property Law Association

2002-03      T32 Predoctoral Traineeship Award, National Institutes of Health

1997           Division A, Class Two Honors in Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland




  • ​Tsao, C.Y., Sabbatino, F., Cheung, N-K.V., Hsu, J.C., Villani, V., Wang, X., Ferrone, S. Anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic activity of GD2 ganglioside-specific monoclonal antibody 3F8 in human melanoma cells. OncoImmunology, 2015, 4:e1023975

  • Hsu J.C., Koo, H., Harunaga, J.S., Matsumoto, K., Doyle, A.D., Yamada, K.M. Region-specific epithelial cell dynamics during branching morphogenesis. Dev. Dyn. 2013, 242:1066-1077

  • Hsu, J.C., Di Pasquale, G., Harunaga, J., Onodera, T., Hoffman, M.P., Chiorini, J.A., Yamada, K.M. Viral gene transfer to developing mouse salivary glands. J. Dent. Res. 2012, 91:197-202

  • Musselmann, K., Green, J.A., Sone, K., Hsu, J.C., Bothwell, I., Johnson, S.A., Harunaga, J., Wei, Z., Yamada, K.M. Salivary Gland Gene Expression Atlas Identifies a New Regulator of Branching Morphogenesis. J. Dent. Res. 2011, 90:1078-1084

  • Harunaga, J., Hsu, J.C., Yamada, K.M. Dynamics of Salivary Gland Morphogenesis. J. Dent. Res. 2011, 90:1070-1077

  • Hsu, J.C.*, Onodera, T.*, Sakai, T.*, Matsumoto, K., Chiorini, J.A., Yamada, K.M. Btbd7 regulates epithelial cell dynamics and branching morphogenesis. Science. 2010, 329:562-565  *These authors contributed equally to this work

  • Hsu, J.C., Yamada, K.M. Salivary gland branching morphogenesis – Recent progress and future opportunities. Int. J. Oral. Sci. 2010, 2: 117-126

  • Luo, W., Ko, E., Hsu, J.C., Wang, X., Ferrone, S. Targeting melanoma cells with HMW-MAA-specific antibodies elicited by a peptide mimotope: functional effects. J. Immunol. 2006, 176:6046-6054

  • Luo, W., Hsu, J.C., Tsao, C.Y., Ko, E., Wang, X., Ferrone, S. Differential immunogenicity of two isolated by high molecular weight-melanoma associated antigen (HMW-MAA)-specific monoclonal antibodies with different affinities. J. Immunol. 2005, 174:7104-7110

  • Luo W., Hsu, J.C., Kieber-Emmons, T. Wang, X., Ferrone, S. Human tumor associated antigen mimicry by xenoantigens, anti-idiotypic antibodies and peptide mimics: Implications for immunotherapy of malignant diseases. Cancer Chemother. Biol. Response Modif. 2005, 22:769-787