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Margaret Shun Cheung

Research Scientist, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Dr. Margaret S. Cheung graduated from the National Taiwan University in 1994 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. degree from the University of California at San Diego in 2003. Cheung was then awarded a Sloan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work at the University of Maryland. In 2006, Cheung started her laboratory at the University of Houston and was later named Moores Professor of Physics. She was a Senior Scientist and an Outreach Director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics from Rice University. Since 2021, she has moved to the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as Computational Scientist with a joint appointment from the University of Washington, Seattle as Faculty Fellow of Physics. Her research interests are in the area of protein folding in a cell, higher-order protein assembly, protein-mediated actomyosin dynamics, and critical phenomena and complex matter.


APS Fellow


Biophysics/Bioinformatics, University of Maryland, College Park, 03/2003 - 08/2006


Physics/Biophysics, University of California, San Diego, 03/2003


Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 06/1994

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