Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences

Peng  Ji, MD, PhD

Peng Ji, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology

Focus of Work

Bio

The research in my laboratory focuses on the studies of normal hematopoiesis and myeloid malignancies. Major research areas include: 1) Mechanistic studies of chromatin condensation during erythropoiesis under steady state and stress/disease conditions. 2) Studies of mDia formin proteins in homing and migration of hematopoietic stem cells, as well as the role of mDia1 in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes. 3) The role of Pleckstrin-2 (Plek2) in normal erythropoiesis and red cell relat...[Read full text]The research in my laboratory focuses on the studies of normal hematopoiesis and myeloid malignancies. Major research areas include: 1) Mechanistic studies of chromatin condensation during erythropoiesis under steady state and stress/disease conditions. 2) Studies of mDia formin proteins in homing and migration of hematopoietic stem cells, as well as the role of mDia1 in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes. 3) The role of Pleckstrin-2 (Plek2) in normal erythropoiesis and red cell related diseases. We use molecular and cell biology techniques and mouse genetics in many of these studies.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Peking University (2000)
  • PhD: Albert Einstein College, Developmental Biology (2006)
  • Fellowship: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (2010)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital), Clinical Pathology (2013)

Contact

312-503-3191

Ward Building Room 3-210
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611