Ph D PsychoNeuroImmunology University of Wisconsin-Madison 1996
MS Microbiology and Immunology National Yang-Ming University 1987
BS Medical Technology Yang-Ming University, 1985
Interests & Expertise
Stephen Hou enjoys sharing knowledge and experiences with students. He has many years of experience in higher education. He has taught several courses in medical laboratory science including hematology, clinical chemistry, body fluids, urine analysis, molecular diagnosis and forensic science. With his extensive training in flow cytometry and microscopy, he has been involved in research areas like cancer biology and psychoneuroimmunology. One of his latest projects is salivary cytomics – to characterize various cellular elements in saliva, as a model to study mucosal immunity. With his diverse work experience in the past ranging from academic to industrial environments, he loves to help students acquire practical job skills and reach their future educational goals.
Kao, C. H., Chen, H., Hou, F., Chang, S. W., Chang, C. W., Lai, C. S., Chen, C. P., He, Y. Y., Lin, S. R., Hsieh, K. M., & Lin, M. H. (2015). Fabrication of multianalyte CeO2 nanograin electrolyte-insulator-semiconductor biosensors by using CF4 plasma treatment. Sensing and Bio-Sensing Research
Rosewald, M., Hou, F., Mututuvari, T., Harkins, A. L., & Tran, C. T. (2014). Cellulose-Chitosan-Keratin Composite Materials: Synthesis, Immunological and Antibacterial Properties. ECS transactions
Wang, S. R., Hou, F., Wang, A., Chang, Y. I., Liu, C. T., Tsay, G. I., & Wei, C. C. (2009). The Significance of Arginase I Administration on the Survial of Mice Bearing NS-1 Myeloma Cells. Journal of Surgical Research
Tan, Z., Sun, X., Hou, F., Oh, H. W., Hilgenberg, L. G., Hol, E. M., van Leeuwen, F. W., Smith, M. A., O’Dowd, D. K., & Schreiber, S. S. (2007). Mutant ubiquitin found in Alzheimer’s disease causes neuritic beading of mitochondria in association with neuronal degeneration. Cell Death and Differentiation
Nishimoto, K. P., Newkirk, D., Hou, F., Fruehauf, J., & Nelson, E. L. (2007). Fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) using RNAlater to minimize RNA degradation and perturbation of mRNA expression from cells involved in initial host microbe interactions. J Microbiol Methods.
Brain, J. F., Wong, N., Pandhoh, M. T., Truong, S., Diaz, K., Chao, S., Hou, F., & Gardiner, D. (2005). Identification of chondrocyte proliferation following laser irradiation, thermal injury, and mechanical trauma. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
Leung, L., Kwong, M., Hou, F., Lee, C., & Chan, J. Y. (2003). Deficiency of the Nrf1 and Nrf2 transcription factors results in early embryonic lethality and severe oxidative stress. Journal of Biological Chemistry
Suen, Y., Lee, S. M., Aono, F., Hou, F., Loudaovaris, M., Ofstein, G., & Bender, J. G. (2001). Comparison of monocyte enrichment by immuno-magnetic depletion or adherence for the clinical-scale generation of DC. Cytotherapy
Hou, F., Coe, C. L., & Erickson, C. (1996). Leukocyte trafficking in Free-Flowing Cerebrospinal Fluid of Normal Rhesus Macaques. Journal of Medical Primatology, 25(1), 8-13.
Chen, Z., & Hou, F. (2014). First Morning Saliva and Presence of RBCs or WBCs to Evaluate Oral Health – Method Development. , Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Chen, Z., & Hou, F. (2013). Salivary Cytomics – a Useful Clinical Diagnostic Tool for Dental Professionals. , San Diego, CA.
Hou, F. (2012). Cellular Elements in Preserved Saliva. , Los Angeles, CA.
Hou, F., Tamsen, C., Lee, D., & Dentino, A. (2011). Visualizing Cellular Elements in Saliva to Study Oral Mucosal Immunity. , Chicago, IL.
Hou, F. (2010). Saliva Samples Collected from Various Methods are Excellent Materials for 4 September 2016 ￼ Cellular Analysis. American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, Anaheim, CA.
Suen, Y., Hou, F., Aono, F., & Bender, J. (1999). Coating gas permeable bags with antibodies to CD14 enhances the generation of monocyte derived dendritic cells. , New Orleans, Louisiana.
Baratelli, F., Hou, F., Aono, F., Loudovaris, M. F., & Benders, J. (1999). Comparison of CD40L, IFN-[alpha] and Calcium Ionophore as Inducers of the Terminal Maturation of CD34-Derived Dendritic Cells. , New Orleans, Louisiana.
Qian, J. X., Van de Ven, F., Bracho, F., Hou, F., & Cairo, M. S. (1998). Ex-vivo generation of dendritic cells (DC) from cord blood (CB) adherent mononuclear cells (MNC) using serum-free medium with TGF-beta1, GM-CSF, IL- 4, TNF-alpha, and Flt-3. American Association of Cancer Research, Indian Wells, CA.
Hou, F. (1998). Serum-free/protein-free enrichment of dendritic cell precursors with plastic adherence. American Society of Hematology, Miami Beach, FL.
Hou, F., Seth, T., Zhu, E., Suen, Y., & Cairo, M. S. (1998). Molecular and chemotherapy purging by antisense oligonucleotides and chemotherapy of Burkitt’s lymphoma seeded peripheral blood stem cells, resulted in 2.6 log tumor depletion by both apoptotic and non-apoptotic mechanisms. , Indian Wells, CA.
Bracho, F., Van de Ven, C., Qian, J. X., Hou, F., & Cairo, M. S. (1998). The use of autologous plasmas to ex-vivo expand dendritic cells (DC) from cord blood (CB) mononuclear cells (MNC) stimulated with FLT-3, GM- CSF, TNF-alpha, IL-4. , Indian Wells, CA.
van de Ven, C., Qian, J. X., Hou, F., Bracho, F., Smith, D., Smith, A., & Cairo, M. S. (1997). Significant ex vivo expansion of dendritic cells from cord blood mononuclear cells (MNC) with FLT-3, GM-CSF, IL-4 and TNF alpha: Implications for immunotherapy post umbilical cord blood transplant. , San Diego, CA.
Hou, F., Suen, Y., Seth, T., Zhu, E., Bailey, T., & Cairo, M. S. (1997). Specificity of c-myc rearrangement and complimentary antisense oligonucleotide is associated with unique patterns of apoptotic and non-apoptotic cell death in Burkitt’s Lymphoma. , San Diego, CA.