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Alan Cheng, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Alan Cheng

Email Alan Cheng
Phone Number: (502) 852-3572 (Office)
Fax Number: (502) 852-6222
University of Louisville
HSC-A 715
319 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY  40202
Ph.D. 2003, McGill University, Canada

Research Interests

Regulation of hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism by carbohydrate binding module containing proteins


  • Amber Kelly
  • Yuanqi Zhu

Area of Interest

The biochemistry and biology of liver metabolism, diabetes and obesity.

Selected Publications

  1. Cheng A, Zhang M, Okubo M, Omichi K and Saltiel AR. (2009) Distinct mutations in the glycogen debranching enzyme found in Glycogen Storage Disease Type III lead to impairment in diverse cellular functions. Human Molecular Genetics, doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp128.
  2. Cheng A and Saltiel AR. (2009) Von Gierke’s disease adopts an orphan (and its partner). Science Signaling, 2(58): pe8
  3. Andres SA, Wittliff JL and Cheng A. (2013) Protein Tyrosine Phosphatase 4A2 Expression Predicts Overall and Disease-Free Survival of Human Breast Cancer and Is Associated with Estrogen and Progestin Receptor Status, Hormones and Cancer, 4(4):208-21


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