Lirong Zheng, Ph.D.

Research Fellow, Cell & Developmental Biology
Linghu Lab

Areas of Interest

I’m primarily interested in utilizing artificial intelligence to design molecular tools for neuroscience.

Honors & Awards

  • MNI Postdoctoral Advancement Program Scholarship, University of Michigan.
  • Outstanding Graduates of Shanghai
  • Academic Star Nominee Awards, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • Outstanding Master’s thesis, Tianjin


  • Ph.D., Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • M.S., Polymer Science, Tianjin University
  • B.S., Polymer Science, North University of China

Published Articles or Reviews

  • Zheng, L.,# Lu, H.,# Zan, B.,# Liu, H., Li, S., Huang, J., Liu, Y., Jiang, F., Liu, Q.,* Feng, Y., Hong, L.* Loosely-packed Dynamical Structure with Partially-melted Surface Being the Key for Thermophilic Argonaute Proteins Achieving High DNA-cleavage Activity. Nucleic Acids Research 2022, 50, 7529-7544.
  • Qian, X.,#, Han, D.,# Zheng, L.,# Chen, J.,# Tyagi, M., Li, Q., Du, F., Zheng, S., Huang, X., Zhang, S., Shi, J., Huang, H., Shi, X., Chen, J., Chen, L., Hong, L.,* Zhang, Q.M. High-entropy Polymer Produce a Giant, Electrocaloric Effect at Low Fields. Nature 2021, 600, 664-669.
  • Zheng, L.,# Liu, Z.,# Zhang, Q.,#, Huang, J., Zhang, L., Yang, C., Tan, P., Zan, B., Li, S., Jiang, F., Tyagi, M., Sakai, V., Yamada, T., Zuo, T., Chen, H., Cheng, H., Zhuang, W.,* Hong, L.* Universal Dynamical Onset in Water at Distinct Material Interfaces. Chemical Science 2022, 13, 4341-4351.
  • Zheng, L., Liu, Z., Huang, J., Tan, P., Tyagi, M., Sakai, V., Yamada, T., O’Neill, H., Zhang, Q., Hong, L.* Decoupling of the Onset of Anharmonicity between a Protein and Its Surface Water around 200 K. eLife 2024, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.95665 

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