Yuanqing Feng

Yuanqing Feng

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interest

Functional genomics, skin pigmentation, population genetics, and phylogenetics

I am interested in the genetics of human traits across different populations. I investigate the molecular mechanism of skin pigmentation and other adaptive traits using functional genomics.





Ph.D. Molecular Medicine
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China

B.S. Pharmaceutical Engineering
College of Life Science, Jilin University, Changchun, China

B.E., International Economics College of Economics, Jilin University, Changchun, China

Research Experience

2018 – Present


Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Sarah A. Tishkoff, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher
School of Life Science, Peking University, China





National Scholarship for Graduate Students, Peking University

President's Scholarship, Peking University

Outstanding Student Award, Jilin University


Feng Y, Liu J, Xu H, Gao L, Hu X and Xiao RP. Promoter mutations of TRIM72 contribute to the heart specific evolution of energy metabolism in primates. (In preparation)

Liu F*, Song R*, Feng Y*, Guo J, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Chen T, Wang Y, Huang Y, Li CY, Cao C, Zhang Y, Hu X and Xiao RP. (2015) Upregulation of MG53 induces diabetic cardiomyopathy through transcriptional activation of peroxisome proliferation-activated receptor α. Circulation 131:795-804. (*co-first, IF = 17.2) LINK

Xie N, Chen M, Dai R, Zhang Y, Zhao H, Song Zh, Zhang L, Li Zh, Feng Y, Gao H, Wang L, Zhang T, Xiao RP, Wu J, Cao C. (2017) SRSF1 promotes vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation through a Δ133p53/KLF5 pathway. Nature Communications 28:16016. LINK

Guo J, Xie N, Li G, Zhang Y, Lv F, Guo S, Feng Y, Cao CM and Xiao RP. (2015) p55gamma functional mimetic peptide N24 blocks vascular proliferative disorders. Journal of Molecular Medicine 93:1107-18. LINK

Li G, Xie N, Yao Y, Zhang Y, Guo J, Feng Y, Lv F, Xiao RP and Cao CM. (2015) Identification of PI3K regulatory subunit p55gamma as a novel inhibitor of vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation and neointimal formation. Cardiovascular Research 105:75-85. LINK