Leonardo Cheng

PhD Candidate

Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine

Leo received his double major in B.S. in Bioengineering: Biotechnology and B.S. in Pharmacological Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. Currently he is interested in working at the intersection of BME and Chemistry to develop novel delivery platforms for immuno-gene therapeutics. Outside of the lab, Leo likes to boulder, play frisbee, and cook.


  • Ya Gong, Chujun Wei, Leonardo Cheng, Fengyi Ma, Shaoying Lu, Qin Peng, Longwei Liu, and Yingxiao Wang. “Tracking the Dynamic Histone Methylation of H3K27 in Live Cancer Cells”. ACS Sensors December 2021; 6: 4369–78. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssensors.1c01670.