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Chengfeng Yang

Chengfeng YangAssociate Professor, Institute for Integrative Toxicology and Physiology

BIOMED PHYS SCI
567 WILSON RD ROOM 4171
EAST LANSING MI 48824
517-884-5153
yangcf@msu.edu

Research Interests:
Dr. Yang has research interests in three fields: chemical carcinogenesis, breast cancer, and cancer chemoprevention. He studies chemical carcinogenesis (particularly metal carcinogenesis) and cancer biology focusing on epigenetic mechanisms leading to cancer initiation and metastasis. Dr. Yang's laboratory is investigating how chemical carcinogens (particularly metal carcinogens) deregulate epigenetics, and how deregulated epigenetics such as DNA methylation, histone post-translational modifications (methylation, acetylation, etc.), and non-coding RNAs (microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs) contribute to cancer initiation and metastasis. Dr.Yang is also working to identify natural compounds for cancer prevention and cancer therapeutic sensitization.

Educational Background:
Tongji Medical University, M.D., 1986
Tongji Medical University, M.P.H., Environmental Health and Toxicology, 1991
National Univeristy of Singapore, Ph.D., Molecular Toxicology, 2001

Selected Professional Activities:
Before being recruited to MSU in 2007, Dr. Yang completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Environmental Medicine at New York University and the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a research associate and then research assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania before accepting the MSU position.

Publications:

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Departmental Web Page: https://physiology.natsci.msu.edu/directory/faculty/chengfeng-yang-m-d-ph-d/

Laboratory Trainees:

  • Zhishan Wang, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor
  • Yunfei Li, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Brock Humphries, Graduate Student
  • Ayda Alavi, Undergraduate Research Student
  • Ryan Beyea, Undergraduate Research Student
  • Hannah Smith, Undergraduate Research Student