Dr. Zhenyu Cheng, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Antibiotic Persistence, Bacteriology, Cancer Biology, Host Defence, Microbial Pathogenesis, Genomics and Proteomics
The overall research plan in the Cheng lab is to identify signaling components in both host immunity and bacterial pathogenesis pathways and to establish a framework for placing these diverse components into an integrated network, and then to use the knowledge from these studies to develop novel strategies to defend against pathogen attack. In addition, we also study the signal transduction events involved in various diseases, including cancers and developmental diseases.