Ana Cheng


I am queer, Colombian, and Chinese and I am a chemist.//

I first discovered my love for organic chemistry while I was completing my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the New College of Florida. There, I got my first taste of research in antibiotics and drug discovery. So, when it came to choosing a graduate program, I went to Emory where I could continue researching antibiotics. Now I synthesize novel drugs to combat antimicrobial resistance. I’m also passionate about improving representation in STEM and higher education, and have helped my department launch a new initiative to address this, called Spectrum. Outside of lab you can find me relaxing with my dog, tending to my houseplants, or skating with my league (Atlanta Roller Derby).

Twitter, Instagram: @anacheng06