Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Cheng Dong, PhD

Cheng Dong, PhD

Department Head and Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Scientific Program:Next-Generation Therapies

Research Interests

  • Neoplasms
  • Melanoma
  • Leukocytes
  • Cell Adhesion
  • Neutrophils
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Endothelial Cells
  • Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1
  • Endothelium
  • Integrins
  • Pseudopodia
  • Interleukin-8

Recent Publications


Wang, X, Wen, C, Davis, B, Shi, P, Abune, L, Lee, K, Dong, C & Wang, Y 2022, 'Synthetic DNA for Cell Surface Engineering: Experimental Comparison between Click Conjugation and Lipid Insertion in Terms of Cell Viability, Engineering Efficiency, and Displaying Stability', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 3900-3909.


Fu, Y, Li, A, Wu, J, Kunz, RF, Sun, R, Ding, Z, Wu, J & Dong, C 2021, 'Fibrinogen and fibrin differentially regulate the local hydrodynamic environment in neutrophil–tumor cell–endothelial cell adhesion system', Applied Sciences (Switzerland), vol. 11, no. 1, 79, pp. 1-14.
Inam, H, Sokirniy, I, Rao, Y, Shah, A, Naeemikia, F, O'Brien, E, Dong, C, McCandlish, DM & Pritchard, JR 2021, 'Genomic and experimental evidence that ALKATI does not predict single agent sensitivity to ALK inhibitors', iScience, vol. 24, no. 11, 103343.
Wang, D, Kuzma, ML, Tan, X, He, TC, Dong, C, Liu, Z & Yang, J 2021, 'Phototherapy and optical waveguides for the treatment of infection', Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, vol. 179, 114036.


Guo, J, Tian, X, Xie, D, Rahn, K, Gerhard, E, Kuzma, ML, Zhou, D, Dong, C, Bai, X, Lu, Z & Yang, J 2020, 'Citrate-Based Tannin-Bridged Bone Composites for Lumbar Fusion', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, no. 27, 2002438.
Kim, GB, Aragon-Sanabria, V, Randolph, L, Jiang, H, Reynolds, JA, Webb, BS, Madhankumar, A, Lian, X, Connor, JR, Yang, J & Dong, C 2020, 'High-affinity mutant Interleukin-13 targeted CAR T cells enhance delivery of clickable biodegradable fluorescent nanoparticles to glioblastoma', Bioactive Materials, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 624-635.
Shi, P, Wang, X, Davis, B, Coyne, J, Dong, C, Reynolds, J & Wang, Y 2020, 'In Situ Synthesis of an Aptamer-Based Polyvalent Antibody Mimic on the Cell Surface for Enhanced Interactions between Immune and Cancer Cells', Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, vol. 59, no. 29, pp. 11892-11897.
Cochrane, KA, Zhang, T, Kozhakhmetov, A, Lee, JH, Zhang, F, Dong, C, Neaton, JB, Robinson, JA, Terrones, M, Bargioni, AW & Schuler, B 2020, 'Intentional carbon doping reveals CH as an abundant charged impurity in nominally undoped synthetic WS2 and WSe2 ', 2D Materials, vol. 7, no. 3, 031003.


He, Y, Li, Q, Ma, C, Xie, D, Li, L, Zhao, Y, Shan, D, Chomos, SK, Dong, C, Tierney, JW, Sun, L, Lu, D, Gui, L & Yang, J 2019, 'Development of osteopromotive poly (octamethylene citrate glycerophosphate) for enhanced bone regeneration', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 93, pp. 180-191.


Ye, K, Kaplan, DL, Bao, G, Bettinger, C, Forgacs, G, Dong, C, Khademhosseini, A, Ke, Y, Leong, K, Sambanis, A, Sun, W & Yin, P 2018, 'Advanced Cell and Tissue Biomanufacturing', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 4, no. 7, pp. 2292-2307.
Aragon-Sanabria, V, Kim, GB & Dong, C 2018, From cancer immunoediting to new strategies in cancer immunotherapy: The roles of immune cells and mechanics in oncology. in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 1092, Springer New York LLC, pp. 113-138.
Sanabria, VA & Dong, C 2018, 'Integration of biochemical and biomechanical signals regulating endothelial barrier function', MCB Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 1-19.
Dong, C, Zahir, N & Konstantopoulos, K 2018, 'Preface', Advances in experimental medicine and biology, vol. 1092, pp. v-vi.
Kim, GB, Chen, Y, Kang, W, Guo, J, Payne, R, Li, H, Wei, Q, Baker, J, Dong, C, Zhang, S, Wong, PK, Rizk, EB, Yan, J & Yang, J 2018, 'The critical chemical and mechanical regulation of folic acid on neural engineering', Biomaterials, vol. 178, pp. 504-516.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)