Education

Undergraduate
Henan Medical University - ? (1997)
Graduate School
Tianjin University - ? (2000), Biomedical Engineering
Graduate School
Tsinghua University - China (2003), Biochemistry

Research Interest

  • Eye development
  • Muscle differentiation
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Tgfbeta signaling
  • Tumor suppressor genes

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

A distant, cis-acting enhancer drives induction of Arf by Tgfß in the developing eye.
Zheng Y, Devitt C, Liu J, Mei J, Skapek SX Dev. Biol. 2013 May
Arf Induction by Tgfß Is Influenced by Sp1 and C/ebpß in Opposing Directions.
Zheng Y, Devitt C, Liu J, Iqbal N, Skapek SX PLoS ONE 2013 8 8 e70371
p19Arf represses platelet-derived growth factor receptor ß by transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms.
Widau RC, Zheng Y, Sung CY, Zelivianskaia A, Roach LE, Bachmeyer KM, Abramova T, Desgardin A, Rosner A, Cunningham JM, Skapek SX Mol. Cell. Biol. 2012 Nov 32 21 4270-82
Tgfbeta signaling directly induces Arf promoter remodeling by a mechanism involving Smads 2/3 and p38 MAPK.
Zheng Y, Zhao YD, Gibbons M, Abramova T, Chu PY, Ash JD, Cunningham JM, Skapek SX J. Biol. Chem. 2010 Nov 285 46 35654-64
Expression of the Arf tumor suppressor gene is controlled by Tgfbeta2 during development.
Freeman-Anderson NE, Zheng Y, McCalla-Martin AC, Treanor LM, Zhao YD, Garfin PM, He TC, Mary MN, Thornton JD, Anderson C, Gibbons M, Saab R, Baumer SH, Cunningham JM, Skapek SX Development 2009 Jun 136 12 2081-9

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Diabetes Association