We are interested in viruses, vaccines, single-particle and single-molecule techniques.  Our research is aimed at both basic understanding and potential therapeutic approaches

We are affiliated with Department of Biological Chemistry, Department of Biophysics, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Rotation projects are open to students from all these programs.


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Lab news highlight

May 2017: Cogratulations to Abhay for his paper accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip!

Apr 2017: Congratulations to Zhilin for receiving Rackham Summer Award!

Feb 2017: Welcome James Wang to join the lab!

Jan 2017: Cheng review on quantitative features of viral vaccines selected as "Most Original and Most Significant Scientific findings" of the Quarter by editors of Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences!

Dec 2016: Congratulations to Zhilin for his paper accepted for publication in BBRC!

Nov 2016: The collaborative work between Sun and Cheng lab accepted for publication in Small!

Sep 2016: DeSantis and Cheng review featured as cover image in WIRES Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology!

Aug 2016: A postdoc fellow position in Cheng lab is immediately available and open until filled! For details please click here.

July 2016: Cheng review on quantitative features of viral vaccines accepted by Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences!

Jun 2016: Cheng lab annual activity for fun: Fishing at Springvalley Trout Farm!

Jun 2016: Cheng gave webinar to OSA optical trapping tech group.

May 2016: Welcome Abhay to start his postdoc!