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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

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

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

Gilner, JB, Murtha, A, and Feng, L. "Progesterone Protects Chorion Cells from Apoptosis Induced by Reactive Oxygen Species.": SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Gilner, JB, Murtha, A, and Feng, L. "Progesterone Protects Chorion Cells from Apoptosis Induced by Reactive Oxygen Species.": SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, March 1, 2012.

Scholars@Duke

Allen, TK, Feng, L, Grotegut, CA, and Murtha, AP. "Progestins Diminish Cytokine Induced MMP9 Activity in a Human Cytotrophoblast Cell Line Not Expressing the Nuclear Progesterone Receptor." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 294A-294A.

Scholars@Duke

Allen, TK, Feng, L, Grotegut, CA, and Murtha, AP. "Progestins Diminish Cytokine Induced MMP9 Activity in a Human Cytotrophoblast Cell Line Not Expressing the Nuclear Progesterone Receptor." REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES 19, no. S3 (March 1, 2012): 294A-294A.

Scholars@Duke

Choi, SJ, Feng, L, Gilner, J, and Murtha, A. "523: The effect of progesterone on TNF-α induced MMP 9 activity in human fetal membranes." January 2012.

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Roeder, H, Jayes, F, Feng, L, and Leppert, PC. "CDB-4124 does not cause apoptosis in cultured fibroid cells." Reprod Sci 18, no. 9 (September 2011): 850-857.

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