Feng Cheng A-9760-2009

Feng Cheng, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Science, College of Pharmacy

Contact Info 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC 30
College of Pharmacy
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: fcheng1@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone:(813) 974-4288

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  • PhD, Biophysics, University of Virginia, 2010
  • PhD, Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medicaacademia Sinica, 2003
  • BS, Chemistry, Nanjing University, 1998

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental & Global Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Other

Research Interests

  • Dr. Cheng is a computational biologist. He received systematic training in bioinformatics at Chinese Academy of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Rice University, University of Virginia and Yale University. His researches mainly focus on applications of bioinformatics methods for the identifications of drug-drug interactions (DDIs) and for drug repositioning by analyzing Big Data from public resources. He is also interested in computer-aided drug design. Dr. Cheng has published over 50 research papers in prestigious journals including Nature, Neuron, J. Am. Chem. Soc, and Scientific Reports. His work has been cited more than 1,600 times. Presently, Dr. Cheng is an editor board member of Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics, and the Open Biological Sciences Journal. Dr. Cheng has been serving as a peer reviewer for more than ten journals.


  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (member, 2012 - Present)

Positions Held

  • Postdoc Associate (Neurobiology, Yale Univeristy 2010 - 2012)