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Hsien-Jue (Steve) Chu, DVM, Ph.D.

Hsien-Jue (Steve) Chu, DVM, Ph.D. PhotoHsien-Jue (Steve) Chu, DVM, Ph.D.
TitleSenior Vice President, Biological and Pharmaceutical Research and Development/Regulatory Affairs
ExpertiseResearch and development and administration
Current OrganizationFort Dodge Animal Health Inc.
Type of OrganizationAnimal health care products manufacturer
Major ProductHealth care products, veterinary medicine
Area of DistributionUSA and International
University/DegreeD.V.M., National Taiwan University, 1976; Masters, National Taiwan University, 1978; Ph.D., University of California, Davis, 1984
BornFebruary 28, 1952, Keelong, Taiwan
Honors & AwardsVarious
Published WorksScientific papers in Journal of American Veterinary Medicine Association and American Journal for Veterinary Research and other journals
AffiliationsAmerican Society of Virology; Conference for Researchers in Animal Diseases
Hobbies & SportsGolf
Career AccomplishmentsMajor contribution has been in the area of novel vaccine (both conventional and recombinant) research and development for the prevention of diseases in various animal species (e.g. dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry) as well as inventions which have led to various patents. A large number of animal vaccine worldwide registrations have been accomplished. Some of the notable ones include the first Borrelia burdorferi bacteria against Lyme disease in dogs, the first inactivated 5-way feline vaccines containing cell culture propagated feline Chlamydiae psittaci antigens and molecularly cloned feline leukemia viral antigens, the first modified-live bovine respiratory syncytial viral vaccine containing immunomodulators for single dose and subcutaneous administration and avirulent live Streptococcus equi vaccine for mucosal administration. More recent accomplishments include the development and approval of the first feline AIDS vaccine and the first equine West Nile vaccine for commercial uses
Work HistoryStaff Research Associate II, Dept. of Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Univ. of Calif., Davis; 1984-87, Associate Senior Virologist, then Mgr. of Virology Research, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Inc.; 1988-present, Fort Dodge Animal Health Inc.
ChildrenAnne Renee, 22; Andrew David Chu, 18; Stacey R., 12
MarriedJanuary 1, 1979
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