Yi Henry Cheng

Undergraduate Institution

BS, Taipei Medical University

MS, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

I’m interested in novel ion channels, cellular and organelle biology, physiology, and innate immunity


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Twitter: @HYcheng215

Erica Avery

Awards and Honors

  • Princeton University 2015 Summer Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular Biology and Quantitative & Computational Biology (awarded by the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics)
  • Rowan University College of Science and Math 2016 Dean’s Outstanding Senior Award in Biochemistry
  • Rowan University Bantivoglio Honors Program Research Assistantship Recipient for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
  • Rowan University Class of 2016 College of Science and Math Commencement Profile: “Research Agenda”

Research Interests

In general, while in the CMP program I hope to increase science’s understanding of how animal cells, tissues, and/or organ systems function in their intrinsic states on a fundamental level by elucidating biochemical mechanisms that help maintain homeostasis.


Sam PN, Avery E, Claypool SM. Proteolytic Control of Lipid Metabolism. ACS Chem Biol. 2019 Nov 15;14(11):2406-2423. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00695.

Calzada E, Avery E, Sam PN, Modak A, Wang C, McCaffery JM, Han X, Alder NN, Claypool SM. Phosphatidylethanolamine made in the inner mitochondrial membrane is essential for yeast cytochrome bc1 complex function. Nat Commun. 2019 Mar 29;10(1):1432. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09425-1.

Bendjilali N, MacLeon S, Kalra G, Willis SD, Hossian AK, Avery E, Wojtowicz O, Hickman MJ. Time-Course Analysis of Gene Expression During the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Hypoxic Response. G3 (Bethesda). 2017 Jan 5;7(1):221-231.