Feng Feng, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Microbiology

PhD, Cornell University
MS, Peking University

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.

Structure based design of antibodies and vaccines-IOF Boston
05/01/2017 - 04/30/2018 (PI)
Vanderbilt University NIH NIAID

Autoreactivity of the intial plasmablast response to anthrax vaccine absorbed
08/15/2016 - 04/30/2017 (PI)
Vanderbilt University NIH NIAID

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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31100267; DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.048;.
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30995241.
  3. 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 Nov 22; 218(suppl_5):S508-S518.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29986035.
  4. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26948373; PMCID: PMC4794380; DOI: 10.1016/j.immuni.2016.02.010;.
  5. Feng F, Kepler TB. Bayesian Estimation of the Active Concentration and Affinity Constants Using Surface Plasmon Resonance Technology. PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0130812.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26098764; PMCID: PMC4476803; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130812;.
  6. 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; DOI: 10.1177/0961203312461964;.
  7. 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; DOI: 10.1177/0961203311425519;.
  8. 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; DOI: 10.1182/blood-2011-05-355644;.
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21149344; PMCID: PMC3465100; DOI: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btq686;.
  10. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.clim.2009.10.004;.
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