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Xuetao Zheng

Research Assistant

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A Bit About Me

Graduated with a B.S. Degree in Chemistry at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2021. He was an undergraduate researcher at Prof. Jianjun Cheng's Research Lab. Before UIUC he was a lab intern at  Suzhou University of Science and Technology in 2016 and University of Soochow in 2018.





Song, Z., Fu, H., Baumgartner, R., Zhu, L., Shih, K.-C., Xia, Y., Zheng, X., Yin, L., Chipot, C., Lin, Y., Cheng, J. “Enzyme-mimetic self-catalyzed polymerization of polypeptide helices” Nature Communications, 2019, 10, 5470.

Wang, X., Song, Z., Tan, Z., Zhu, L., Xue, T., Lv, S., Fu, Z., Zheng, X., Ren, J., Cheng, J. “Facile Synthesis of Helical Multiblock Copolypeptides: Minimal Side Reactions with Accelerated Polymerization of N-Carboxyanhydrides” ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8, 1517−1521.

Song, Z., Tan, Z., Zheng, X., Fu, Z., Ponnusamy, E., Cheng, J. “Manipulating the helix-coil transition profile of synthetic polypeptides through leveraging side-chain molecular interactions”, Polym. Chem., 2020, 11, 1445-1449.

Wang, X.; Song, Z.* ; Wei, S.; Zheng, X.; Cheng, J. “Polypeptide-based drug delivery systems for programmed release”, submitted to Biomaterials in Dec. 2020.,

Song, Z.# ; Zheng, X. # ; Tan, Z.; Cheng, J.* “Facile preparation of brush and star polypeptides in water /oil biphasic system”, Manuscript in preparation (# equal contribution)

“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
  ― Thomas A. Edison

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