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

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


Position Title
Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior | Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior Faculty Advisor

College of Biological Sciences


Research Interests: discovering and elucidating pathways and signals involved in axon refinement in neural development. The Cheng lab is a part of the UCD Center for Neuroscience and the UCD Medical Center. Their research uses mammalian models to explore the regulation of axon development and function, generating novel tools to aid their work. Dr. Cheng has received awards from UC Davis and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA, region 9) for his work as a faculty advisor.