Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Shi-Yuan Cheng Lab

Lab Members

Cheng Lab

Meet the Lab team members. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator

 
Shi-YuanCheng

Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD
shiyuan.cheng( at )northwestern.edu
312-503-3043
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCSD & LICR, Signal Transduction & Tumor Angiogenesis (1999)
PhD, The Ohio State University, Biochemistry (1992)
BS, Wuhan University, Biochemistry (1982)


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I love creative research and collaborating with colleagues within Northwestern and throughout the world. I also enjoy interacting with students and postdoctoral fellows. Outside my office, I enjoy my family, friendships and traveling.

Research Associate Professor

 
BoHu

Bo Hu, PhD
bo.hu( at )northwestern.edu
312-503-1031
Postdoctoral Fellowship, UCSD, Biochemistry (1997)
PhD, The Ohio State University, Biochemistry (1992)
MS, Tongji Medical University, Biochemistry (1986)
BS, Shanghai First Med Univ, Pharmaceutical Chem (1982)


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I love what I do everyday in the lab and my office. I enjoy my family and traveling.

Postdoctoral Fellows

 
AngelAlvarez

Angel Alvarez, PhD
stemcell( at )gmail.com
Cert in Tech Commercialization & Entrepreneurship, UAB
PhD, Biomedical Sciences, UCF (2011)

I am an NIH-T32 research fellow focusing on brain tumors and stem cell biology, aiming to better understand how to target cancer stem cells drive cancer growth, invasiveness, and therapeutic resistance. My research interests involve using cell/molecular biology, xenograft modeling, and bioinformatics to better understand what drives cancer malignancy and treatment response.

TianzhiHuang

Tianzhi Huang, PhD
tianzhi.huang( at )northwestern.edu
PhD, Zhejiang University (2013)

My current research program is to understand molecular mechanisms of glioma stem cells (GSCs) including the regulation of Wnt Signaling by microRNAs, and the mechanisms of autophagy in control of GSC stemness and tumorigenicity.

 
RajendraPangeni

Rajendra Pangeni, PhD
rajendra.pangeni( at )northwestern.edu
872-985-1919
PhD, University of Wolverhampton, UK (2015)

I am working on Glioblastoma (GBM) epigenomics/epigenetics to identify genes epigenetically dysregulated in different Glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs) subtypes using DNA methylaton profiling.

Xiao (Lisa) Song

Xiao (Lisa) Song, PhD
xiao.song( at )northwestern.edu
PhD, Peking University (2016)

My research program is to study the roles of novel phosphorylations in critical proteins that are important in histone functions and DNA repair of glioblastoma stem cells (GSCs). I also work to identify non-coding RNAs dysregulated in different GSCs subtypes and study mechanisms and biological influences of these non-coding RNAs in regulating GSC biology and GBM phenotypes.

 
Xuechao Wan

Xuechao Wan
wan.xuechao( at )northwestern.edu
PhD, Fudan University (2017)

My current research is focusing on exploring the functional roles and molecular mechanisms of lncRNAs in regulating GSC biology and GBM phenotypes.

Yongyong (Jack)Yang

Yongyong (Jack) Yang, PhD
yongyong.yang( at )northwestern.edu
PhD, Peking University (2016)

My current research program mainly focuses on exploring the role of DNA methylation and protein methylation in brain tumor, and further understanding the molecular mechanisms.

Graduate Students

 
NamrathaSastry

Namratha Sastry, BS
namratha.sastry( at )u.northwestern.edu
BS, West Virginia University (2012)

I'm studying how proteins that are differentially expressed in proneural versus mesenchymal glioma stem cells lead to aberrant signaling, and the consequences of this on tumorigenicity. When I'm not working in lab, I love outdoorsy activities (hiking, kayaking, biking) and baking!