Feng Feng, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Microbiology

Feng Feng
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Feng Feng is a Research Assistant Professor in the Microbiology Department at Boston University School of Medicine. He received a PhD in immunology and a Masters in Computer Science at Cornell University. He then came to Dr Kepler’s group for a postdoctoral fellowship in computational immunology. His research interest is in innate immunity and dendrite cell immunology, as well as mathematical modeling of immunity. Currently, he is working on an NIH funded project. The overall goal of this project is to develop computational tools to aid in the development of vaccine adjuvants. He is also working together with other researchers to develop statistical models/tools to understand the immune responses/events occurring after the adjuvant challenges.


  • Cornell University, PhD
  • Peking University, MS


  • Published on 5/16/2019

    Watanabe A, McCarthy KR, Kuraoka M, Schmidt AG, Adachi Y, Onodera T, Tonouchi K, Caradonna TM, Bajic G, Song S, McGee CE, Sempowski GD, Feng F, Urick P, Kepler TB, Takahashi Y, Harrison SC, Kelsoe G. Antibodies to a Conserved Influenza Head Interface Epitope Protect by an IgG Subtype-Dependent Mechanism. Cell. 2019 May 16; 177(5):1124-1135.e16. PMID: 31100267.

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  • Published on 4/17/2019

    Feng F, Thompson MP, Thomas BE, Duffy ER, Kim J, Kurosawa S, Tashjian JY, Wei Y, Andry C, Stearns-Kurosawa DJ. A computational solution to improve biomarker reproducibility during long-term projects. PLoS One. 2019; 14(4):e0209060. PMID: 30995241.

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  • Published on 11/22/2018

    Speranza E, Ruibal P, Port JR, Feng F, Burkhardt L, Grundhoff A, Günther S, Oestereich L, Hiscox JA, Connor JH, Muñoz-Fontela C. T-Cell Receptor Diversity and the Control of T-Cell Homeostasis Mark Ebola Virus Disease Survival in Humans. J Infect Dis. 2018 11 22; 218(suppl_5):S508-S518. PMID: 29986035.

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  • Published on 3/3/2016

    Kuraoka M, Schmidt AG, Nojima T, Feng F, Watanabe A, Kitamura D, Harrison SC, Kepler TB, Kelsoe G. Complex Antigens Drive Permissive Clonal Selection in Germinal Centers. Immunity. 2016 Mar 15; 44(3):542-52. PMID: 26948373.

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  • Published on 6/22/2015

    Feng F, Kepler TB. Bayesian Estimation of the Active Concentration and Affinity Constants Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Technology. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0130812. PMID: 26098764.

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  • Published on 9/26/2012

    Nyland JF, Stoll ML, Jiang F, Feng F, Gavalchin J. Mechanisms involved in the p62-73 idiopeptide-modulated delay of lupus nephritis in SNF(1) mice. Lupus. 2012 Dec; 21(14):1552-64. PMID: 23015610.

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  • Published on 11/7/2011

    Feng F, Silvin CJ, Fiore NC, Stoll ML, Price KE, Shanley PS, Silverstone AE, Gavalchin J. 17ß-Estradiol (E-2) administration to male (NZB × SWR)F1 mice results in increased Id(LN)F1-reactive memory T-lymphocytes and accelerated glomerulonephritis. Lupus. 2012 Mar; 21(3):288-301. PMID: 22065096.

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  • Published on 10/4/2011

    Jiang S, Li C, Olive V, Lykken E, Feng F, Sevilla J, Wan Y, He L, Li QJ. Molecular dissection of the miR-17-92 cluster's critical dual roles in promoting Th1 responses and preventing inducible Treg differentiation. Blood. 2011 Nov 17; 118(20):5487-97. PMID: 21972292.

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  • Published on 12/12/2010

    Feng F, Sales AP, Kepler TB. A Bayesian approach for estimating calibration curves and unknown concentrations in immunoassays. Bioinformatics. 2011 Mar 1; 27(5):707-12. PMID: 21149344.

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  • Published on 11/17/2009

    Feng F, Nyland J, Banyai M, Tatum A, Silverstone AE, Gavalchin J. The induction of the lupus phenotype by estrogen is via an estrogen receptor-alpha-dependent pathway. Clin Immunol. 2010 Feb; 134(2):226-36. PMID: 19926524.

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