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Yunfeng Feng, PhD


About Me

After obtaining my Ph.D. from The Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing China, I worked with Dr. Greg Longmore at Washington University where we studied the role of focal adhesion proteins in three-dimensional cell motility. I joined the Huang lab in July 2013. My current research is focused on understanding how CD4 and CD8 T cell differentially traffic in vivo. Outside of work, I practice acupuncture and have a talent for broadcasting.

Publications (selected)

Bajpai S, Feng Y, Wirtz D, Longmore GD. β-Catenin serves as a clutch between low and high intercellular E-cadherin bond strengths. Biophys J. 2013 105(10):2289-300.

Feng Y, Ngu H, Alford SK, Ward M, Yin F, Longmore GD. α-actinin1 and 4 tyrosine phosphorylation is critical for stress fiber establishment, maintenance and focal adhesion maturation. Exp Cell Res. 2013 319(8):1124-35.

Fraley SI, Feng Y, Giri A, Longmore GD, Wirtz D. Dimensional and temporal controls of three-dimensional cell migration by zyxin and binding partners. Nat Commun. 2012 3:719.

Feng Y, Nie L, Thakur MD, Su Q, Chi Z, Zhao Y, Longmore GD. A multifunctional lentiviral-based gene knockdown with concurrent rescue that controls for off-target effects of RNAi. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2010 8(4):238-45.

Fraley SI*, Feng Y*, Krishnamurthy R, Kim DH, Celedon A, Longmore GD, Wirtz D. A distinctive role for focal adhesion proteins in three-dimensional cell motility. Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Jun;12(6):598-604.