Shu-Yuan Cheng

Shu-Yuan Cheng

Shu-Yuan Cheng
Assistant Professor
Phone number: 
646.557.4637
Room number: 
05.61.09NB

Education

   Post doc   New York University, School of Medicine 
(Psychiatry and Pharmacology)
Post doc    New York Medical College 
(Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
PhD           St. John's University, New York (Toxicology)
MS            St. John's University, New York (Toxicology)
BS             Taipei Medical College, Taiwan (Pharmacy
)

Bio

- To study the roles environmental toxins (dithiocarbamate compounds) play 
in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease.
eg. Altering 
protein-protein interaction (
a
-synuclein, dopamine transporter, and others)
 - To identify the target genes and proteins which are affected by these environmental toxins.
 

 -  To elucidate the possible signaling transduction pathways (such as NF-kappa B 
and Akt/mTOR) which are regulated by these environmental toxins.
 

To elucidate whether antioxidants (such green tea extracts) can reverse this toxic effect. 
 -  To study the effects of psychostimulants (such as cocaine and amphetamine) on
the dopamine transporter expression

 

Research interest

1) to study the roles environmental toxins (dithiocarbamate compounds) play in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease;
2) to identify the target genes and proteins which are affected by these environmental toxins;
3) To elucidate the possible signaling transduction pathways which are regulated by these environmental toxins.

Expertise

Areas of expertise include: Toxicology, Pharmacology, Molecular Biology, and Neuroscience.

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