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Cheng Lab Undergraduates Present Research at UCR Symposium

May 10, 2018
This week, Chenglab undergraduate students Vani Bhardwaj and Chathu Keerthisinghe took part in the 2018 UC Riverside Undergraduate Research Symposium. They both presented posters on their work and shared their research with numerous attendees. Great job!

Cheng Lab Travels to Pittcon 2018 in Orlando, Fl

April 9, 2018
Chenglab's Kelvin Tran had a great time attending Pittcon 2018 in Orlando, FL this year, where he presented a poster on his work just after successfully advancing to PhD candidacy at UCR. Way to go Kelvin!


Cheng Lab Holds Annual Beach Party in Newport

September 24, 2016
The group gathered for the annual beach party, this year held at Newport Beach in Orange County. It was a beautiful day with a great turnout from the lab, as well as friends and family. The rough waves left for little swimming, yet spectacular views, and everyone had a good time. Can't wait until next year!


2016 Newport Beach Party

Kristy McKeating Represents Cheng Lab at SciX 2016

September 23, 2016
Kristy traveled to SciX 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota this month. While there, she gave a poster presentation, entitled, "Nanoparticle Enhanced SPRi as a Diagnostic Platform for the Early Detection of Acute Organ Injury" as well as an invited oral presentation, entitled, "Signal Enhancement at a Lipid Bilayer Interface for SPR Imaging". Kristy also had the opportunity to interact and reconnect with many prominent researchers in the field of plasmonics.

Prof. Cheng Receives Distinguished Advisor Award from Environmental Toxicology

June 23, 2016
Prof. Cheng was nominated for, and ultimately won, the Distinguished Advisor Award from the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program. This award recognizes advisors for their outstanding commitment to the success and progress of their graduate students and is presented annually at the Environmental Toxicology Student Symposium in June. Coincidentally, Prof. Cheng was teaching at the time of the banquet and his students accepted the award on his behalf. Congratulations Dr. Cheng, you earned it!


Sam Hinman Receives Earl C. Anthony Travel Fellowship and Student Affairs Award

June 1, 2016
Sam was selected to receive an Earl C. Anthony Travel Fellowship from the UCR Graduate Divison to attend the Gordon Research Conference on Bioanalytical Sensors during Summer 2016. Additionally, he was presented with an "Award for Special Service to the University" by UCR Student Affairs for work performed in Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Programs, where he has been serving as a Conduct Committee Chair, Academic Integrity Seminar Facilitator, and Academic Integrity Committee Member. Congrats on the accomplishments, Sam! 

Pete Shanta Successfully Advances to Ph.D. Candidacy

May 23, 2016
Pete Shanta successfully advanced to Ph.D. candidacy today, defending his work conducted so far and his future research to a panel of professors. The group held a celebratory lunch at the Getaway Cafe near campus. Congratulations Pete!

pete orals

Hyojik Yang Successfully Defends His Ph.D. Dissertation

May 13, 2016
Hyojik Yang (HJ) successfully defended his thesis today, entitled, "Surface-Assisted Affinity Purification Mass Spectrometry (SAAP-MS) for Determination of Enzyme Activities". The group held a celebratory lunch at Oishii Sushi near downtown Riverside. Congratulations Dr. Yang, and best of luck in your future endeavors!


2016 HJ defense celebration

Sam Hinman Receives Dissertation Year Fellowship

April 13, 2016
Sam Hinman was awarded a Dissertation Year Program (DYP) Fellowship from UCR Graduate Division, which will fund him for three quarters over the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Congrats, Sam!

Cheng Lab Travels to the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting

March 16, 2016
The Cheng Lab was well represented at the ACS National Meeting in San Diego, California. Hyojik Yang and Pete Shanta presented posters, and Sam Hinman gave an oral presentation for the series, "Biosensing of Peptides, Proteins, DNAs, and RNAs," which was organized by Prof. Cheng.


ACS 2016 sunset

Cheng Lab Travels to Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, GA

March 10, 2016
Many graduate students from the group attended Pittcon 2016 in Atlanta, GA this year. Hyojik Yang and Charles Ruiz each presented posters, which were well attended. Sam Hinman and Kelvin Tran gave oral presentations.


Sam and Charles