Margaret Cheung

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Margaret S. Cheung is a biological physicist and a computational scientist on the Computing, Analytics, and Modeling team at EMSL. 

She 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. She was then awarded a Sloan Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work at the University of Maryland. In 2006, Margaret started her laboratory as Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Houston where she has led several interdisciplinary research projects and education activities. She was later named Moores Professor of Physics with tenure.  She was also a Senior Scientist and an Outreach Director of the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University.  Since 2021, she has moved to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Computational Scientist with a joint appointment from the University of Washington, Seattle, as a Faculty Fellow of Physics. 

Her research interests are protein folding in a cell, higher-order protein assembly, protein-mediated actomyosin dynamics, and critical phenomena and complex matter. She is interested in employing an integrative approach of quantum mechanical calculations, molecular simulations, out-of-equilibrium statistical physics, and network theory to investigate the role of emergent, higher-order protein assemblies in regulating living matter.

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