Arsalan Daudi University of California
153 protocols

Harrie van Erp Rothamsted Research
9 protocols

Hong-guang Xia Zhejiang University
7 protocols

Liang Liu Peking University
4 protocols

Pengpeng Li
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • 9 Reviewer merit
  • 9 Editor merit


Ph.D in Biology, Stanford University, CA, USA, 2016

Current Position

Research Fellow, Division of Genetics and Genomics, Boston Children's Hospital, MA, USA


  1. Li, P., Merrill, S. A., Jorgensen, E. M. and Shen, K. (2016). Two Clathrin Adaptor Protein Complexes Instruct Axon-Dendrite Polarity. Neuron 90(3): 564-580.
  2. Li, L. B., Lei, H., Arey, R. N., Li, P., Liu, J., Murphy, C. T., Xu, X. Z. and Shen, K. (2016). The Neuronal Kinesin UNC-104/KIF1A Is a Key Regulator of Synaptic Aging and Insulin Signaling-Regulated Memory. Curr Biol 26(5): 605-615.
  3. Chia, P. H., Chen, B., Li, P., Rosen, M. K. and Shen, K. (2014). Local F-actin network links synapse formation and axon branching. Cell 156(1-2): 208-220.
  4. Chu, J., Haynes, R. D., Corbel, S. Y., Li, P., Gonzalez-Gonzalez, E., Burg, J. S., Ataie, N. J., Lam, A. J., Cranfill, P. J., Baird, M. A., Davidson, M. W., Ng, H. L., Garcia, K. C., Contag, C. H., Shen, K., Blau, H. M. and Lin, M. Z. (2014). Non-invasive intravital imaging of cellular differentiation with a bright red-excitable fluorescent protein. Nat Methods 11(5): 572-578.
  5. Zhang, X., Zhu, Z., An, F., Hao, D., Li, P., Song, J., Yi, C. and Guo, H. (2014). Jasmonate-activated MYC2 represses ETHYLENE INSENSITIVE3 activity to antagonize ethylene-promoted apical hook formation in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 26(3): 1105-1117.
  6. Chia, P. H., Li, P. and Shen, K. (2013). Cell biology in neuroscience: cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying presynapse formation. J Cell Biol 203(1): 11-22.
  7. Li, P., Collins, K. M., Koelle, M. R. and Shen, K. (2013). LIN-12/Notch signaling instructs postsynaptic muscle arm development by regulating UNC-40/DCC and MADD-2 in Caenorhabditis elegans. Elife 2: e00378.
  8. He, W., Brumos, J., Li, H., Ji, Y., Ke, M., Gong, X., Zeng, Q., Li, W., Zhang, X., An, F., Wen, X., Li, P., Chu, J., Sun, X., Yan, C., Yan, N., Xie, D. Y., Raikhel, N., Yang, Z., Stepanova, A. N., Alonso, J. M. and Guo, H. (2011). A small-molecule screen identifies L-kynurenine as a competitive inhibitor of TAA1/TAR activity in ethylene-directed auxin biosynthesis and root growth in Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 23(11): 3944-3960.
  9. Zhu, Z., An, F., Feng, Y., Li, P., Xue, L., A, M., Jiang, Z., Kim, J. M., To, T. K., Li, W., Zhang, X., Yu, Q., Dong, Z., Chen, W. Q., Seki, M., Zhou, J. M. and Guo, H. (2011). Derepression of ethylene-stabilized transcription factors (EIN3/EIL1) mediates jasmonate and ethylene signaling synergy in Arabidopsis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(30): 12539-12544.
9 Protocols reviewed
Visualising Differential Growth of Arabidopsis Epidermal Pavement Cells Using Thin Plate Spline Analysis
Authors:  William Jonathan Armour, Deborah Anne Barton and Robyn Lynette Overall, date: 11/20/2016, view: 1937, Q&A: 0
Epidermal pavement cells in Arabidopsis leaves and cotyledons develop from relatively simple shapes to form complex cells that have multiple undulations of varying sizes. Analyzing the growth of individual parts of the cell wall boundaries ...
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Protocol for Primary Microglial Culture Preparation
Authors:  Hong Lian, Ethan Roy and Hui Zheng, date: 11/05/2016, view: 3538, Q&A: 0
Primary microglia, in either mono-culture or co-culture with neurons or astrocytes, are a powerful tool for studying mechanisms underlying microglial inflammatory responses and cell type-specific interactions in the central nervous system (CNS). ...
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9 Protocols edited
Accurate, Streamlined Analysis of mRNA Translation by Sucrose Gradient Fractionation
Authors:  Soufiane Aboulhouda, Rachael Di Santo, Gabriel Therizols and David Weinberg, date: 10/05/2017, view: 591, Q&A: 0
The efficiency with which proteins are produced from mRNA molecules can vary widely across transcripts, cell types, and cellular states. Methods that accurately assay the translational efficiency of mRNAs are critical to gaining a mechanistic ...
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DQ-Red BSA Trafficking Assay in Cultured Cells to Assess Cargo Delivery to Lysosomes
Authors:  Rituraj Marwaha and Mahak Sharma, date: 10/05/2017, view: 1121, Q&A: 0
Lysosomes are the terminal end of the endocytic pathway having acidic environment required for active hydrolases that degrade the cargo delivered to these compartments. This process of cargo delivery and degradation by endo-lysosomes is a tightly ...
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