Lin Cheng, MD, PhD

State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

Dr. Lin Cheng obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Clinical Medicine (M.D. degree), Magna cum laude, as a joint-training-student of Sichuan University and Chengdu University of TCM, China in 2011. She then enrolled in Central South University of China as a Ph.D. Student of Prof. Hong-Hao Zhou, who is the pioneer of Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics of China. After earning her Ph.D. degree, she moved to Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, a teaching hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, as a postdoc fellow. She was sponsored by the China Scholarship Council to do research at Schepens Eye Research Institute/ Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Her current research focuses on mechanism of glaucoma, optic nerve regeneration, stem cells and genomic editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Dr. Cheng is skilled at animal models, cell/tissue culture, cryosectioning, immunofluorescence, confocal microscopy, PCR, western blot, mouse ERG/OCT, and retina whole mount. Dr. Cheng is the PI of 2 projects, published 10 SCI-indexed papers and give 7 poster or oral presentations in international or national conferences.