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Chun Chieh (Jack) Hsu, PhD

Associate Research Scientist


Dr. Hsu received his BS and MS from National Taiwan University. He obtained his PhD from Duke University in Biochemistry, where he discovered and characterized translational regulation and RNA localization in Dr. Christopher Nicchitta’s lab. Dr. Hsu is doing his postdoctoral training at Yale University in the groups of Drs. Peter Cresswell and Maudry Laurent-Rolle, where he investigates translational regulation in innate immunity and SARS-CoV-2 infection. At Yale, Dr. Hsu has set up five technologies for translation studies, including ribosome sequencing (Ribo-seq), polysome profiling, and three systems based on protein and nascent chain labelings: [35S]-methionine metabolic labeling, puromycin labeling and O-propargyl-puromycin (OP-Puro) labeling. These technologies will serve as a platform to understand how pathogenic viruses like SARS-CoV-2 and Zika virus shut down host protein synthesis to evade the host antiviral responses.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Duke University (2016)
  • MS
    National Taiwan University (2009)
  • BS
    National Taiwan University (2007)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
K22 Career Transition AwardNIAID2022
Irvington Postdoctoral FellowshipCancer Research Institute2019
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (T32)2017