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Liping Feng, MD

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Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 303 Research Drive, 246 Sands, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 613-1459
Email: feng0007@mc.duke.edu

My research has focused on understanding the mechanisms of pregnancy complications associated with infection and maternal chemical exposures. These works are translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of adverse birth outcomes.

Liping Feng, MD, devotes her entire career to improving pregnancy outcomes through innovative research. Dr. Feng conducts both basic science/laboratory research, as well as participates in clinical studies. Her laboratory has focused on understanding the mechanisms of preterm birth, which is an important cause of perinatal and neonates’ mortality and morbidity. Currently, she has three lines of investigation focused on the roles of inflammation/infection, genetic variation, and environmental exposure in pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth and preeclampsia. This work is translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications.

In addition, Dr. Feng has established an international collaboration in Global Women’s Health. She has recently affiliated with the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and participates in a DGHI research. She has an interest in DGHI education, and service or policy initiatives, including mentoring and teaching graduate and professional students on fieldwork and research.

Education and Training

  • M.S., Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China), 2000
  • M.D., Harbin Medical University (China), 1997

Research

My research has focused on understanding the mechanisms of pregnancy complications associated with infection and maternal chemical exposures. These works are translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of adverse birth outcomes.

Liping Feng, MD, devotes her entire career to improving pregnancy outcomes through innovative research. Dr. Feng conducts both basic science/laboratory research, as well as participates in clinical studies. Her laboratory has focused on understanding the mechanisms of preterm birth, which is an important cause of perinatal and neonates’ mortality and morbidity. Currently, she has three lines of investigation focused on the roles of inflammation/infection, genetic variation, and environmental exposure in pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth and preeclampsia. This work is translated then to the clinical care of women through studies dedicated to identify risk factors and novel biomarkers for early prediction and prevention of pregnancy complications.

In addition, Dr. Feng has established an international collaboration in Global Women’s Health. She has recently affiliated with the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) and participates in a DGHI research. She has an interest in DGHI education, and service or policy initiatives, including mentoring and teaching graduate and professional students on fieldwork and research.

Projects

  • Understanding chemical exposure of PFBS during pregnancy and birth outcomes using in vitro and in vivo models. Using these models established in my lab, we could also test other environmental exposures

  • Investigating the impact of E-waste recycling and birth outcomes in China (Global health)

  • Building a novel in vitro placental model (collaboration with BME) to explore the mechanisms of ZIKA virus in utero transmission

  • Determine the roles of an understudied bacteria, Ureaplasma, in pregnancy

Publications

Thompson, JL, Antczak, BC, Feng, L, Grotegut, CA, Seed, PC, and Murtha, AP. "Distribution of Toll-Like Receptor 4 in Preterm Fetal Membranes." 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Gynecologic-Investigation (SGI). Orlando, FL. March 20, 2013 - March 23, 2013. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Smrtka, MP, Grotegut, CA, Feng, L, and Murtha, AP. "Thrombin-Induced Tissue Factor Expression in Human Decidual Cells Is Not Affected by Enoxaparin." 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Gynecologic-Investigation (SGI). Orlando, FL. March 20, 2013 - March 23, 2013. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Smrtka, MP, Grotegut, CA, Feng, L, and Murtha, AP. "Thrombin-Induced Tissue Factor Expression in Human Decidual Cells Is Not Affected by Enoxaparin." 60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Gynecologic-Investigation (SGI). Orlando, FL. March 20, 2013 - March 23, 2013. SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Kraus, D, Feng, L, Heine, RP, Brown, H, Murtha, A, and Grotegut, C. "43: Smoking and preeclamspia protection: cigarette smoke increases placental adrenomedullin expression and improves trophoblast invasion via the adrenomedullin pathway." January 2013.

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Beiswenger, TR, Feng, L, Brown, HL, Heine, RP, Murtha, AP, and Grotegut, CA. "The effect of cigarette smoke extract on trophoblast cell viability and migration: the role of adrenomedullin." Reprod Sci 19, no. 5 (May 2012): 526-533.

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Gunatilake, R, Yeh, J, Feng, L, Jayes, F, Leppert, P, Heine, RP, Murtha, A, and Grotegut, C. "An Elevated Leptin Obese Mouse Model Demonstrates Uterine Fibrosis and Decreased Uterine Contractility in Response to Oxytocin." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 195A-196A.

Scholars@Duke

Gunatilake, R, Yeh, J, Feng, L, Jayes, F, Leppert, P, Heine, RP, Murtha, A, and Grotegut, C. "An Elevated Leptin Obese Mouse Model Demonstrates Uterine Fibrosis and Decreased Uterine Contractility in Response to Oxytocin." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 195A-196A.

Scholars@Duke

Ransom, CE, Seed, PC, Fortner, KB, Feng, L, Lan, L, Yu, M, and Murtha, AP. "Differential Cytokine and Tissue Remodeling Responses in Chorion and Decidua Exposed to Ureaplasma parvum." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 362A-363A.

Scholars@Duke

Ransom, CE, Seed, PC, Fortner, KB, Feng, L, Lan, L, Yu, M, and Murtha, AP. "Differential Cytokine and Tissue Remodeling Responses in Chorion and Decidua Exposed to Ureaplasma parvum." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 362A-363A.

Scholars@Duke

Feng, L, Antczak, B, Thompson, J, Grotegut, CA, and Murtha, AP. "PGRMC1 Expression in Fetal Membrane Layers among Women with Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes (PPROM)." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 295A-295A.

Scholars@Duke

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