The Cheng Lab is looking for motivated and talented postdocs and students to join the team!


Our lab has openings for 2 postdoctoral scholars in Computational Molecular Biophysics and/or Computational Drug Discovery. Specifically, we are looking for highly motivated candidates to conduct research in 1) developing and applying advanced molecular modeling & simulation techniques to integrate experimental data, such as from cryo-electron microscopy, neutron scattering, and mass spectrometry etc., into structural models of dynamic biological assemblies; and 2) developing cutting-edge machine learning techniques for structure-based drug design and combining them with conventional molecular modeling & simulations approaches to facilitate our two cancer drug discovery projects. The positions will be supported by federal funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Cheng directly via email.


Prospective graduate students who are interested in computational drug discovery and/or computational molecular biophysics, please contact Prof. Cheng  via email or directly apply to the Graduate Program at APPLY NOW | The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy (osu.edu) or Applying to Biophysics | Biophysics Graduate Program (osu.edu)

First-year graduate students from OSU’s Interdisciplinary Biophysics Graduate Program or Chemistry & Biochemistry Department who are interested in rotation in the Cheng Lab are encouraged to contact Prof. Cheng  via email.


Undergraduate students who wish to gain research experience in computational drug discovery, and molecular modeling & simulation are welcome to contact Prof. Cheng  via email.

Contact Information

Xiaolin Cheng PhD
Associate Professor
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
642 Riffe Building
Phone: 614-292-3198