John Petroff, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

John Petroff, PhD, is a postdoctoral research scholar in Wayland Cheng’s lab within the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology. Prior to joining the Cheng lab in 2019, John earned his PhD in Chemistry at Saint Louis University where he examined the oxidation of lipids by ground state atomic oxygen. He is now investigating lipid modulation of ion channels utilizing a host of cutting-edge techniques.

Outside of work, John enjoys time with his family, church, and the rural portions of his native St. Louis where he hunts and fishes. He is also an avid bicyclist in response to the parking garage monthly rates. John noted he listens to both kinds of music, country and western.