Hui Feng, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Hui Feng
617.638.4171
72 E. Concord St Silvio Conte (K)

Biography

Cancer Research: Dr. Feng is Director of the Laboratory of Zebrafish Genetics and Cancer Therapeutics. Dr. Feng’s research interests focus on identifying novel genes and pathways that are essential for MYC-related tumor transformation and progression, particularly for T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma/Leukemia, Neuroblastoma and Breast Cancer. The research strategy of Dr. Feng’s research is to combine the analysis of human cancer cells with the genetic and imaging capacities of the zebrafish system.

Current research areas in Dr. Feng’s laboratory include:
1) To determine the molecular mechanisms underlying tumor cell intravasation and tumor progression.
2) To identify novel genes and pathways that, when mutated, delay the initiation and progression of MYC-related cancers.
3) To test the identified genes’ therapeutic potential in treating MYC-related cancers and to characterize their molecular relevance to MYC.

The long-term goal of Dr. Feng’s research is to discover novel molecular therapies to target critical components of MYC-driven oncogenic pathways, thus providing treatment alternatives that are more specific and less toxic.

Education

  • Beijing Medical University, MD
  • University of Georgia, PhD
  • Peking Union Medical College, MS

Publications

  • Published on 12/18/2018

    Peng B, Almeqdadi M, Laroche F, Palantavida S, Dokukin M, Roper J, Yilmaz OH, Feng H, Sokolov I. Data on ultrabright fluorescent cellulose acetate nanoparticles for imaging tumors through systemic and topical applications. Data Brief. 2019 Feb; 22:383-391. PMID: 30596135.

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  • Published on 10/15/2018

    Su H, Hu J, Huang L, Yang Y, Thenoz M, Kuchmiy A, Hu Y, Li P, Feng H, Zhou Y, Taghon T, Van Vlierberghe P, Qing G, Chen Z, Liu H. SHQ1 regulation of RNA splicing is required for T-lymphoblastic leukemia cell survival. Nat Commun. 2018 10 15; 9(1):4281. PMID: 30323192.

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  • Published on 7/20/2018

    Kartha VK, Alamoud KA, Sadykov K, Nguyen BC, Laroche F, Feng H, Lee J, Pai SI, Varelas X, Egloff AM, Snyder-Cappione JE, Belkina AC, Bais MV, Monti S, Kukuruzinska MA. Functional and genomic analyses reveal therapeutic potential of targeting ß-catenin/CBP activity in head and neck cancer. Genome Med. 2018 07 20; 10(1):54. PMID: 30029671.

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  • Published on 5/7/2018

    Narasimhan S, Stanford Zulick E, Novikov O, Parks AJ, Schlezinger JJ, Wang Z, Laroche F, Feng H, Mulas F, Monti S, Sherr DH. Towards Resolving the Pro- and Anti-Tumor Effects of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor. Int J Mol Sci. 2018 May 07; 19(5). PMID: 29735912.

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  • Published on 4/25/2018

    Huiting LN, Samaha Y, Zhang GL, Roderick JE, Li B, Anderson NM, Wang YW, Wang L, Laroche F, Choi JW, Liu CT, Kelliher MA, Feng H. UFD1 contributes to MYC-mediated leukemia aggressiveness through suppression of the proapoptotic unfolded protein response. Leukemia. 2018 11; 32(11):2339-2351. PMID: 29743725.

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  • Published on 7/26/2017

    Anderson NM, Mucka P, Kern JG, Feng H. The emerging role and targetability of the TCA cycle in cancer metabolism. Protein Cell. 2018 02; 9(2):216-237. PMID: 28748451.

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  • Published on 7/24/2017

    Liu X, Li YS, Shinton SA, Rhodes J, Tang L, Feng H, Jette CA, Look AT, Hayakawa K, Hardy RR. Zebrafish B Cell Development without a Pre-B Cell Stage, Revealed by CD79 Fluorescence Reporter Transgenes. J Immunol. 2017 09 01; 199(5):1706-1715. PMID: 28739882.

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  • Published on 12/28/2016

    Liau WS, Tan SH, Ngoc PCT, Wang CQ, Tergaonkar V, Feng H, Gong Z, Osato M, Look AT, Sanda T. Aberrant activation of the GIMAP enhancer by oncogenic transcription factors in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Leukemia. 2017 08; 31(8):1798-1807. PMID: 28028313.

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  • Published on 10/6/2016

    Lian H, Li D, Zhou Y, Landesman-Bollag E, Zhang G, Anderson NM, Tang KC, Roderick JE, Kelliher MA, Seldin DC, Fu H, Feng H. CK2 inhibitor CX-4945 destabilizes NOTCH1 and synergizes with JQ1 against human T-acute lymphoblastic leukemic cells. Haematologica. 2017 01; 102(1):e17-e21. PMID: 27758824.

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  • Published on 2/15/2016

    Anderson NM, Li D, Peng HL, Laroche FJ, Mansour MR, Gjini E, Aioub M, Helman DJ, Roderick JE, Cheng T, Harrold I, Samaha Y, Meng L, Amsterdam A, Neuberg DS, Denton TT, Sanda T, Kelliher MA, Singh A, Look AT, Feng H. The TCA cycle transferase DLST is important for MYC-mediated leukemogenesis. Leukemia. 2016 Jun; 30(6):1365-74. PMID: 26876595.

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