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psychobiology educator , Neuroscientist

Mei-Fang Cheng, Chinese, American psychobiology educator, neuroscientist. Fulbright scholar, 1959; recipient Research Scientist Development award National Institute of Mental Health, 1974-1979, 79-84, Johnson & Johnson Discovery award, 1989, Hoechst-Celanese Innovative award, 1993, award of excellence in research Rutgers Board Trustees, 1998. Member International Conference Neuroethology, Neurosci.


Cheng, Mei-Fang was born on November 24, 1938 in Kee Lung, Taiwan, Republic of China. Came to the United States, 1959. Daughter of Chao-Chin Hsieh and Ai Tsu.


Bachelor of Science summa cum laude, National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College, 1965.


Postdoctoral fellow University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1965-1968. Assistant research professor Institute Animal Behavior Rutgers University, Newark, 1969-1973, associate professor, 1973-1979, professor, 1979, acting director Institute Animal Behavior, 1989—1991, director, 1991-1995. Consultant National Institute of Mental Health, member neuroscience study section, 1991-1995.

Consultant, member behavioral neurobiology branch National Science Foundation. Member National Institutes of Health Reviewers Reserve, since 1995. Consultant numerous granting agencies.


  • Achievements include discovery that a bird's own songs stimulate the endocrine changes. Demonstration of the vocal-auditory-endocrine pathways involved in voice mediation of endocrine change. That this behavior-endocrine allows animals to read a partner's behaviour based on endocrine state, a precursor for mirror Newton's in the higher vertebrate.

    Discovery of of new cells in the adult brain that can aid recovery when subject to optimal social stimulation.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Advance in the Study of Behavior, 1979. Co-editor: Reproduction: A Behavorial and Neuroscientific Perspective, 1986. Associate editor Hormones and Behavior, 1986-1996.

      Consultant Brain Research, Science, others. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member International Conference Neuroethology, Neurosci.


Married Wen-Kwei Cheng. Married June 7, 1963. Children: Suzanne, Po-Yuan, Julie.

Chao-Chin Hsieh

Ai Tsu

Wen-Kwei Cheng

June 7

Suzanne Cheng

Po-Yuan Cheng

Julie Cheng