Assistant Professor Cheemeng Tan
451 E. Health Sciences Dr.
GBSF, Room 2303
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
Cheemeng received his B.Eng. degree (first class honors) from National University of Singapore and his M.S. degree in High Performance Computing from Singapore-MIT Alliance. In 2005, he started his doctoral research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University., where he evolved into a hybrid computational and microbial biologist. His Ph.D. thesis focused on implications of bacterial growth on antibiotic treatment and synthetic gene circuits.
After his Ph.D., he worked in the Lane Center in Carnegie Mellon University as a Lane Fellow and Branco-Weiss Fellow. During this time, he established a multiscale method to study the impact of crowded cellular environment on gene expression. He published his research in journals such as Nature Chemical Biology, Molecular Systems Biology, and Nature Nanotechnology. He was awarded the Medtronic Fellowship, the Lane Fellowship, and the Society in Science – Branco Weiss Fellowship.