• 2332 Citations
  • 26 h-Index

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Area of Expertise

The main focus of my research is to discover and develop bioactive natural products from microorganisms as drugs or drug leads for the treatment of cancer, infectious diseases, or other human medical conditions. In addition, I recently initiated a collaborative project for the engineering of novel oncolytic virus for cancer chemoimmunotherapy.
Key words: anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-infective, crowd-sourcing, crowd-funding, drug discovery, drug development, natural product, synthetic biology, chemoimmunotherapy, contract service

Education/Academic qualification

BS in Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University

MS in Phytochemistry, Institute of Botany of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

PhD in Botany & Microbiology, Michigan State University

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Research Output

Overexpression of somatostatin receptor type 2 in neuroendocrine tumors for improved Ga68-DOTATATE imaging and treatment

Guenter, R., Aweda, T., Carmona Matos, D. M., Jang, S., Whitt, J., Cheng, Y. Q., Liu, X. M., Chen, H., Lapi, S. E. & Jaskula-Sztul, R., Jan 2020, In : Surgery (United States). 167, 1, p. 189-196 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Origin and bioactivities of thiosulfinated FK228

    Liu, X., Currens, G. C., Xue, L. & Cheng, Y. Q., 2019, In : MedChemComm. 10, 4, p. 538-542 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Pulmonary carcinoid surface receptor modulation using histone deacetylase inhibitors

    Guenter, R. E., Aweda, T., Matos, D. M. C., Whitt, J., Chang, A. W., Cheng, E. Y., Liu, X. M., Chen, H., Lapi, S. E. & Jaskula-Sztul, R., Jun 2019, In : Cancers. 11, 6, 767.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    The ADEP biosynthetic gene cluster in Streptomyces hawaiiensis NRRL 15010 reveals an accessory clpP gene as a novel antibiotic resistance factor

    Thomy, D., Culp, E., Adamek, M., Cheng, E. Y., Ziemert, N., Wright, G. D., Sass, P. & Brötz-Oesterhelt, H., 2019, In : Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 85, 20, e01292-19.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 5 Scopus citations

    Chromobacterium spp. mediate their anti-Plasmodium activity through secretion of the histone deacetylase inhibitor romidepsin

    Saraiva, R. G., Huitt-Roehl, C. R., Tripathi, A., Cheng, Y. Q., Bosch, J., Townsend, C. A. & Dimopoulos, G., 1 Dec 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 6176.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Scopus citations