Qingsu Cheng

Research Scientist

I am Qingsu Cheng and I initiated my graduate studies at the University of South Carolina, where I investigated stem-cell differentiation by using polymer scaffolds. After completing my Ph.D. requirements, I joined Lawrence Berkeley National Lab as a postdoctoral fellow, and I have contributed to and developing quantitative assays for high content screening of organoid models. In 2016, I moved to the University of Nevada, Reno, I have continued investigating organoid formation under the exposure of environmental factors and developed a coculture model to study mammary organoid -fibroblast interactions. In addition to my research on investigating scaffolding and encapsulating cells, I also examined applications of carbon nanotubes for regulating cellular fate and synthesized C60 with nucleic acid sequences (patent 10626469 issued by April of 2020) for identifying live foodborne microorganisms. Furthermore, I have given lectures and co-advised graduate students with Dr. Bahram Parvin. Finally, I have presented my research at professional meetings of AICHE, BMES and IEEE Biomedical Engineering.

  • Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2013
  • M.S., Biochemical Engineering, Sichuan University, 2010
  • B.S., Bioengineering, Nanjing University of Technology, 2006

Research interests

  • Bioimaging
  • Cancer Microenvironment
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microbiome

Courses Taught

Classes taught at University of Nevada Reno:
BME401/601: the Basics of Biomedical Engineering

Classes taught at University of South Carolina:
BMEN 389J: Stem Cell Engineering
ECHE 300: Introduction to Chemical Engineering Process Principles
BMEN 271: Introduction to Biomaterials

Professional certifications and memberships

Member of BMES, IEEE and AICHE