Ji-Xin Cheng

Ji-Xin Cheng

Affiliate Faculty (Professor - ENG/ECE)
Office: PHO, Room 827. 617-353-1276


Research Interests:

Molecular Spectroscopic Imaging Research

We develop and apply molecular spectroscopic imaging technologies to enable discovery-driven research towards marker-based precise diagnosis and/or treatment of human diseases. With integrated expertise in engineering, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and entrepreneurship, our research team is devoted to: development of imaging tools, discovery of new biology, and delivery to clinic.

Selected Publications:

“Lipid desaturation is a metabolic marker and therapeutic target of ovarian cancer stem cells”, Junjie Li, Salvatore Condello, Jessica Thomes-Pepin, Xiaoxiao Ma, Yu Xia, Thomas D Hurley, Daniela Matei*, Ji-Xin Cheng*, Cell Stem Cell, 2017, 20: 303-314.

“Volumetric chemical imaging by stimulated Raman projection microscopy and tomography”, Xueli Chen, Chi Zhang, Peng Lin, Kai-Chih Huang, Jimin Liang, Jie Tian, Ji-Xin Cheng, Nature Communications, 2017, 8: 15117.

“Depth-resolved mid-infrared photothermal imaging of living cells and organism with sub-micron spatial resolution”, Delong Zhang, Chen Li, Chi Zhang, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Gregory Eakins, Ji-Xin Cheng, Science Advances, 2016, 2: e1600521.

“Vibrational spectroscopic imaging of living systems: Emerging platform for biology and medicine”, Ji-Xin Cheng*, Sunney Xie*, Science, Review, 2015, 350: aaa8870.

“Label-free bond-selective imaging by listening to vibrationally excited molecules”, Han-Wei Wang Ning Chai, Pu Wang, Song Hu, Wei Dou, David Umulis, Lihong V. Wang, Michael Sturek, Robert Lucht, Ji-Xin Cheng*, Phys Rev Lett, 2011, 106: 238106.

For a full list of publications, please see the attached CV


  • B.S. in Chemical Physics, University of Science and Technology of China
  • Ph. D., University of Science and Technology of China