Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Shi-Yuan  Cheng, PhD

Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD

Professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology)


Administrative office: 312-503-3043
Laboratory: 312-503-5314

Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center Room 6-119
303 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

shiyuan.cheng( at )

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Education and Certification

PhD: Ohio State University, Biochemistry (1992)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California, San Diego, Signal transduction (1993)


Description of Interests

The primary goals of research projects in Cheng laboratory is to improve our understanding of the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways of human cancer initiation, tumorigenesis, invasion, metastases and angiogenesis, and to develop novel approaches for anti-cancer therapies by targeting molecular pathways by which human tumors develop and progress. Our approaches include molecular, cellular biology, histology, tumor xenografts in cell culture and animals model systems of human brain tumors (in particular, glioblastomas) and breast cancers.

Interests (Keywords)

Angiogenesis; Cancer Biology; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Cancer: Breast; Metabolism; Molecular Biology; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells

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