Hwai-Jong Cheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Electron Microscopy

Center for Neuroscience
Section of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
School of Medicine
University of California, Davis
1544 Newton Court
Davis, CA 95616

Ph: (530) 752-5323
Fax: (530) 757-8827

Webpage: neuroscience.ucdavis.edu/user/16

Clinical Interests

  • Neuropathology


Research Interests

  • Developmental neurobiology – Axon guidance.
  • Axon pruning and diseases.
  • Mouse genetics and Caenorhabditis elegans genetics.

Brief Biography

Hwai-Jong Cheng received his M.D. degree from National Taiwan University in 1989, and his Ph.D. degree from Harvard University in 1995. He had his residency training in Pathology at National Taiwan University Hospital from 1989 to 1991 and completed the training from 1996 to 1997. Hwai-Jong Cheng then went to UCSF and Stanford University to receive a postdoctoral training and became an Assistant Professor at Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis, in 2002.

Currently, Hwai-Jong Cheng serves as Associate Professor, at Center for Neuroscience, at Section of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences, and at Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine.

Hwai-Jong Cheng is a member of the Society for Neuroscience.