Yating Cheng, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2020-Present
Yating Cheng, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in toxicology at Texas A&M University. Her doctoral work was focused on studying the function of long non-coding RNAs in cancer and the role of microbiota metabolites and dietary components on gut health via AhR signaling. She did her first postdoctoral training at MD Anderson Cancer Center studying the tumor microenvironment. She joined the Weng lab in 2020 and is currently investigating how environmental toxicants affect the epigenomics/epitranscriptomics landscape in different types of cells in the brain, including neuron, astrocyte, and microglia cells. In her spare time, she likes learning new languages. She can speak Mandarin, English, and German and wants to learn more such as Spanish. Her favorite TV series is “Doctor Who” and she enjoys online shopping and collecting vintage jewelry.
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