Yaochung Weng, M.D., Ph.D.

Year of Graduation: 



Prof. Scott Manalis

Current Position: 

Attending Physician, Radiation Oncology

Yaochung Weng - The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders (thecentertx.com)

Doctoral Thesis Title : Measuring the effects of drugs on single cancer cell growth

Publications while at MIT:

1. Cooperative nutrient accumulation sustains growth of mammalian cells.

Son S, Stevens MM, Chao HX, Thoreen C, Hosios AM, Schweitzer LD, Weng Y, Wood K, Sabatini D, Vander Heiden MG, Manalis S.Sci Rep. 2015 Dec 1;5:17401. doi: 10.1038/srep17401.PMID: 26620632 Free PMC article.


2. Direct observation of mammalian cell growth and size regulation.

Son S, Tzur A, Weng Y, Jorgensen P, Kim J, Kirschner MW, Manalis SR.Nat Methods. 2012 Sep;9(9):910-2. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2133. Epub 2012 Aug 5.PMID: 22863882 Free PMC article.


3. Mass sensors with mechanical traps for weighing single cells in different fluids.

Weng Y, Delgado FF, Son S, Burg TP, Wasserman SC, Manalis SR.Lab Chip. 2011 Dec 21;11(24):4174-80. doi: 10.1039/c1lc20736a. Epub 2011 Oct 28.PMID: 22038401