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

cheng_hwaijong_06Chinese name: 程淮榮
Also known as: HJ Cheng



  • M.D. in Medicine, National Taiwan University, 1989
  • Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology, Harvard University, 1995
  • Pathology Resident, National Taiwan University Hospital, 1989-1991, 1996-1997
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at UCSF and Stanford University, 1997-2002


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Professional Societies

CBS Grad Group Affiliations

Specialties / Focus

  • Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
    • Cell and Developmental Biology
    • Cell Migration and Cell Death
    • Signal Transduction and Gene Regulation
  • Neuroscience
    • Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
    • Axon Guidance and Axon Refinement
    • Development and Plasticity
    • Systems Neuroscience

Teaching Interests

  • Developmental neurobiology
  • Neurobiology
  • Human brain and disease
  • Neural Circuits


  • NPB 12 Human Brain and Disease (Fall)
  • NPB 100 Neurobiology (Fall)
  • NSC 224AB Molecular and Development Neuroscience (Spring)