Tien Hsu, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Tien Hsu
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


Expertise includes: Cell biology; Cancer biology; Epithelial morphogenesis; Cell migration; Tumor suppressor gene; Drosophila genetics.

Other Positions

  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Boston Medical Center



  • Medical University of South Carolina, PhD
  • National Taiwan University, BS


  • Published on 10/16/2017

    Romani P, Ignesti M, Gargiulo G, Hsu T, Cavaliere V. Extracellular NME proteins: a player or a bystander? Lab Invest. 2018 Feb; 98(2):248-257. PMID: 29035383.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/22/2017

    Kuo CY, Lin CH, Hsu T. VHL Inactivation in Precancerous Kidney Cells Induces an Inflammatory Response via ER Stress-Activated IRE1a Signaling. Cancer Res. 2017 Jul 01; 77(13):3406-3416. PMID: 28533271.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/12/2016

    Bader HL, Hsu T. Inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) in granulocytes contributes to development of liver hemangiomas in a mouse model. BMC Cancer. 2016 Oct 12; 16(1):797. PMID: 27733136.

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  • Published on 7/22/2016

    Romani P, Papi A, Ignesti M, Soccolini G, Hsu T, Gargiulo G, Spisni E, Cavaliere V. Dynamin controls extracellular level of Awd/Nme1 metastasis suppressor protein. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2016 Nov; 389(11):1171-1182. PMID: 27449069.

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  • Published on 1/15/2015

    Hsu T, Steeg PS, Zollo M, Wieland T. Progress on Nme (NDP kinase/Nm23/Awd) gene family-related functions derived from animal model systems: studies on development, cardiovascular disease, and cancer metastasis exemplified. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2015 Feb; 388(2):109-17. PMID: 25585611.

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  • Published on 6/12/2014

    Lin CH, Dammai V, Adryan B, Hsu T. Interaction between Nm23 and the tumor suppressor VHL. Naunyn Schmiedebergs Arch Pharmacol. 2015 Feb; 388(2):143-52. PMID: 24915993.

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  • Published on 2/14/2014

    Ignesti M, Barraco M, Nallamothu G, Woolworth JA, Duchi S, Gargiulo G, Cavaliere V, Hsu T. Notch signaling during development requires the function of awd, the Drosophila homolog of human metastasis suppressor gene Nm23. BMC Biol. 2014; 12:12. PMID: 24528630.

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  • Published on 4/25/2012

    Bader HL, Hsu T. Systemic VHL gene functions and the VHL disease. FEBS Lett. 2012 Jun 4; 586(11):1562-9. PMID: 22673568.

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  • Published on 9/26/2011

    Hsu T. Complex cellular functions of the von Hippel-Lindau tumor suppressor gene: insights from model organisms. Oncogene. 2012 May 3; 31(18):2247-57. PMID: 21996733.

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  • Published on 4/20/2011

    Liby TA, Spyropoulos P, Buff Lindner H, Eldridge J, Beeson C, Hsu T, Muise-Helmericks RC. Akt3 controls vascular endothelial growth factor secretion and angiogenesis in ovarian cancer cells. Int J Cancer. 2012 Feb 1; 130(3):532-43. PMID: 21351097.

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