Kun Cheng, Ph.D.

Curators' Distinguished Professor

UMKC School of Pharmacy
2464 Charlotte Street
HSB 5250
Kansas City, MO 64108


Phone: 816-235-2425
Email: chengkun@umkc.edu

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Laboratory Website

Research Interests:

  • Development of novel checkpoint inhibitors for various cancers
  • Development of targeted drug delivery systems for macromolecules
  • Development of novel polymers for targeted drug delivery
  • Discovery of molecular ligands for specific cells and receptors
  • Development of anti-tumor prodrugs for improving target-ability and efficiency
  • Development of novel therapeutics for liver fibrosis
  • BBB drug delivery

Ph.D. positions with research assistantship are available for spring 2020 and fall 2020