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Xi Feng


Ph.D. in Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology, Wuhan, China, 2011

Current position

Postdoctoral scholar, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA (2014-present)


  1. Feng, X., Szulzewsky, F., Yerevanian, A., Chen, Z., Heinzmann, D., Rasmussen, R. D., Alvarez-Garcia, V., Kim, Y., Wang, B., Tamagno, I., Zhou, H., Li, X., Kettenmann, H., Ransohoff, R. M. and Hambardzumyan, D. (2015). Loss of CX3CR1 increases accumulation of inflammatory monocytes and promotes gliomagenesis. Oncotarget 6(17): 15077-15094.
  2. Szulzewsky, F., Pelz, A., Feng, X., Synowitz, M., Markovic, D., Langmann, T., Holtman, I. R., Wang, X., Eggen, B. J., Boddeke, H. W., Hambardzumyan, D., Wolf, S. A. and Kettenmann, H. (2015). Glioma-associated microglia/macrophages display an expression profile different from M1 and M2 polarization and highly express Gpnmb and Spp1. PLoS One 10(2): e0116644.
  3. Pitter, K. L., Tamagno, I., Feng, X., Ghosal, K., Amankulor, N., Holland, E. C. and Hambardzumyan, D. (2014). The SHH/Gli pathway is reactivated in reactive glia and drives proliferation in response to neurodegeneration-induced lesions. Glia 62(10): 1595-1607.
  4. Hu, B., Zhang, W., Feng, X., Ji, W., Xie, X. and Xiao, W. (2014). Zebrafish eaf1 suppresses foxo3b expression to modulate transcriptional activity of gata1 and spi1 in primitive hematopoiesis. Dev Biol 388(1): 81-93.
  5. Pong, W. W., Walker, J., Wylie, T., Magrini, V., Luo, J., Emnett, R. J., Choi, J., Cooper, M. L., Griffith, M., Griffith, O. L., Rubin, J. B., Fuller, G. N., Piwnica-Worms, D., Feng, X., Hambardzumyan, D., DiPersio, J. F., Mardis, E. R. and Gutmann, D. H. (2013). F11R is a novel monocyte prognostic biomarker for malignant glioma. PLoS One 8(10): e77571.
  6. Li, M., He, Y., Feng, X. and Huang, J. (2012). Genome-wide studies of the transcriptional regulation by p53. Biochim Biophys Acta 1819(7): 684-687.
  7. Wan, X., Hu, B., Liu, J. X., Feng, X. and Xiao, W. (2011). Zebrafish mll gene is essential for hematopoiesis. J Biol Chem 286(38): 33345-33357.
  8. Feng, X., Liu, X., Zhang, W. and Xiao, W. (2011). p53 directly suppresses BNIP3 expression to protect against hypoxia-induced cell death. EMBO J 30(16): 3397-3415.
  9. Zhou, J., Feng, X., Ban, B., Liu, J., Wang, Z. and Xiao, W. (2009). Elongation factor ELL (Eleven-Nineteen Lysine-rich Leukemia) acts as a transcription factor for direct thrombospondin-1 regulation. J Biol Chem 284(28): 19142-19152.