Cheng, Ji-xin

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Combination of Cholesterol Esterification Inhibitors with Existing Therapies for Cancer Treatment
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Cheng, Ji-xin


Dr. Ji-Xin Cheng is a former Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry at Purdue University. Dr. Cheng is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. Dr. Cheng received his B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Science and Technology of China. His postdoctoral fellows were at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Harvard University. Dr. Cheng has been recognized with multiple awards including the Moustakas Chair Professor in Photonics and Optoelectronics at Boston University, 2016, Purdue University College of Engineering Research Excellence Award, 2015 Craver Award from the Coblentz Society, Top Technical Advances 2015 by The Scientist magazine, Purdue University Faculty Scholar, 2012 to 2017, Purdue University College of Engineering Early Career Research Award, Research Excellence Award from the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, and Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Chinese National Academy of Sciences. His research interests include developing label-free optical imaging tools and novel nanotechnologies for challenging applications in biology and medicine, including cell metabolism, early detection of aggressive tumor, and early nerve repair after traumatic spinal cord injury.

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