Hui Feng, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

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




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.

2014-2017 St. Baldrick's Foundation: St. Baldrick Career Development Award
2013-2014 Karin Grunebaum Cancer Research Foundation: Grunebaum Faculty Fellowship
2013-2016 Boston University: Ralph Edwards Career Development Professorship
2012-2015 National Cancer Institute: Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Research (R00)
2012-2013 American Cancer Society : American Cancer Society pilot Award
2009-2010 Stahl Family Charitable Foundation: Stahl Family Charitable Foundation Award
2009-2011 National Cancer Institute: Howard Temin Pathway to Independence Award in Cancer Research (K99)
2008 Harvard Partners in Health: Partners in Excellence Award
2005-2005 Cancer Research Institute: Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2005 American Association for Cancer Research: American Association for Cancer Research Award - declined
2005-2008 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Special Fellow Award


The Role of DLST in Leukemogenesis
08/07/2018 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
1R01CA215059-01A1

Regulatory Role and Targetability of UFDI in MYC-drlven Leukemia
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
American Cancer Society, Inc.


Targeting DLST as a novel therapeutic approach for neuroblastoma
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
St. Baldrick's Foundation


The Role of DLST in Leukemogenesis
08/15/2017 - 07/31/2018 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
1R56CA215059-01

Targeting DLST as a novel therapeutic approach for neuroblastoma
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
St. Baldrick's Foundation


Targeting Elevated S1P1 Signaling as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
The Mary Kay Foundation


Targeting DLST as a Novel Therapeutic Approach for Neuroblastoma
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
St. Baldrick's Foundation


Dissecting the regulatory role of DLST in MYC-driven Leukemogenesis
07/01/2015 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Leukemia Research Foundation


Oncorequisite Genes in MYC-mediated Transformation
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Cancer Institute
5R00CA134743-05




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  1. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.12.030;.
     
  2. 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; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06523-4;.
     
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30029671.
     
  4. 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).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29735912.
     
  5. 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; DOI: 10.1038/s41375-018-0141-x;.
     
  6. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28748451.
     
  7. 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; DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1700552;.
     
  8. 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; DOI: 10.1038/leu.2016.392;.
     
  9. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27758824; DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2016.154013;.
     
  10. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26876595; PMCID: PMC4889531; DOI: 10.1038/leu.2016.26;.
     
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Cancer
Cancer Therapeutics
MYC
Tumor Intravasation
Zebrafish

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