The Cheng Lab

The focus of the Cheng laboratory is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying cell death with the hope that the knowledge derived from our research can be translated into targeted therapeutics that trigger cell death in cancer.

Learn more
Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD

Emily H. Cheng, MD, PhD

Attending Pathologist, Department of Pathology; Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program


Research Focus

Physician-scientist Emily Cheng focuses on the molecular mechanisms of cell death and their implications in tumorigenesis and cancer therapy, with primary emphasis on lung and kidney cancers.


  • MD, Taipei Medical University
  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine