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Yu Cheng, Ph.D

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering & Nano Science
Tongji University
Address:67 Chifeng Rd. Shanghai, 200092, P.R. China
Tel/Fax: 021-65983706-215(Office)



2011 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, USA
2006 M.S. in Organic Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China
2004 B.S. in Applied Chemistry Wuhan University, P. R. China


2014 Professor Tongji University
2011 Postdoctoral Scholar at the Brain Tumor Center, University of Chicago


2014 Chicago Biomedical Consortium Postdoctoral Research Award
2014 The University of Chicago 21st Annual Charles B. Huggins Symposium, oral presentation award
2012 University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Postdoc Association, Travel Award
2010 239th National American Chemical Society Meeting in Physical Chemistry Division, Outstanding Student Poster Award
2010 239th National American Chemical Society Meeting in Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division, Best Student Oral Presentation at the Biofunctional Architectures Symposium Session
2010 American Chemical Society Meeting-in-Miniature, Graduate Student Awardee
2010 Research ShowCASE Graduate Student Poster Contest, 2nd Prize
2009 The Microscopy Society of Northeastern Ohio Fall Meeting, 1st Place Graduate Physical Poster
2009 Research ShowCASE Graduate Student Poster Contest, 1st Prize
2008 Research ShowCASE Graduate Student Poster Contest, 1st Prize
2007 Research ShowCASE Graduate Student Poster Contest, Honorable Mention
2004 Excellent Undergraduate Thesis of Hubei Province, P.R.China
2001-2003 Excellent Student of Wuhan University, Wuhan University


Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Chemical Communications, Journal of Controlled Release, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, Current Medical Chemistry, Integrative Biology, Analyst, Langmuir, Pharmaceutical Research, Nanotechnology, Metallomics, International Journal of Nanomedicine, Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Laser in Surgery and Medicine, New Journal of Chemistry, Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy, Biomedical Materials, Analytical Method, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Biomaterials Science, RSC Advances, Cancer Management and Research, and International Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.


1. Nanomedicine for Brain Tumor Imaging and Therapy
2. Combination of Neural Stem Cells and Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy
3. Nanomaterials for Photodynamic Therapy
4. Pharmacokinetics of Nanomedicine


  1. Yu Cheng, Anna C. Samia, Joseph D. Meyers, Irene Panagopoulos, Baowei Fei, Clemens Burda “Highly Efficient Drug Delivery with Gold Nanoparticle Vectors for in Vivo Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130, 10643. (Highlighted by Sciencedaily and Yahoo,  citation > 250, IF:10.677)
  2. Yu Cheng, Anna C. Samia, Jun Li, Malcolm E. Kenney, Andrew Resnick, Clemens Burda.  “Delivery and Efficacy of a Cancer Drug as Function of the Bond to the Gold Nanoparticle Surface”, Langmuir 2010, 26, 2248 (Cover and Invited Feature Article, citation: >60, IF: 4.187).   
  3. Yu Cheng, Clemens Burda “Nanoparticle-based Photodynamic Therapy”, Book Chapter of Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology, 2010, Elsevier.
  4. Tennyson L. Doane, Yu Cheng, Amir Babar, Reghan J. Hill, Clemens Burda “Electrophoretic Mobilities of PEGylated Gold NPs”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 15624. (IF:10.677)
  5. Yu Cheng, Joseph D. Meyers, Ann-Marie Broome, Malcolm E. Kenney, James P. Basilion, Clemens Burda “Deep Penetration of a PDT Drug into Tumors by Noncovalent Drug-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 2583. (Citation: >50, IF:10.677)
  6. Yu Cheng, Joseph D. Meyers, Ann-Marie Broome, Tennyson L. Doane, Malcolm E. Kenney, Clemens Burda, James P. Basilion “Addressing Brain Tumors with Targeted Gold Nanoparticles: A New Gold Standard for Hydrophobic Drug Delivery?”, Small, 2011, 7, 2301. (IF: 7.823)
  7. Yu Cheng, Ramin Morshed , Shih-Hsun Cheng, Alex Tobias, Brenda Auffinger, Derek A. Wainwright, Lingjiao Zhang, Catherine Yunis, Yu Han, Chin-Tu Chen, Leu-Wei Lo, Karen S. Aboody, Atique U. Ahmed, Maciej S. Lesniak. “Nanoparticle-Programmed Self-Destructive Neural Stem Cells for Glioblastoma Targeting and Therapy”, Small, 2013, 9, 4123. (Highlighted by C&EN, IF: 7.823)
  8. Ramin Morshed, Yu Cheng, Brenda Auffinger, Michelle Wegscheid, Maciej Lesniak. “The potential of polymeric micelles in the context of glioblastoma multiforme therapy”, Frontiers of Pharmacology, 2013, 4, 157.
  9. Yu Cheng, Ramin Morshed, Brenda Auffinger, Alex Tobias, Maciej S. Lesniak. “Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapy”, Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 2014, 66, 42. (IF: 15.431)
  10. Yu Cheng, Tennyson L. Doane, Chi-Hung Chuang, Assem Ziady, Clemens Burda,“Near Infrared Light-Triggered Generation and Release of a Photodynamic Therapy Drug from Gold Nanoparticle Carriers”, Small, 2014, 10, 1799.(IF: 7.823)
  11. Eun Ji Chung, Yu Cheng (共同第一作者), Ramin Morshed, Kathryn Nord, Yu Han, Michelle Wegscheid, Brenda Auffinger, Derek A. Wainwright,  Maciej S. Lesniak, Matthew V. Tirrell. “Fibrin-Binding, Peptide Amphiphile Micelles for Targeting Glioblastoma”, Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 1249. (IF: 7.604)
  12. Yu Cheng, Qing Dai, Ramin Morshed, Xiaobing Fan, Michelle L. Wegscheid, Derek A. Wainwright, Yu Han, Lingjiao Zhang, Brenda Auffinger, Alex L. Tobias, Esther Rincón, Bart Thaci, Atique U. Ahmed, Peter Warnke, Chuan He, Maciej S. Lesniak, “Blood-Brain Barrier Permeable Gold Nanoparticles: An Efficient Delivery Platform for Enhanced Malignant Glioma Therapy and Imaging ”, Small, 2014, accepted. (IF: 7.823)


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