DPLM Faculty Profiles — Dr. Li

Feng Li, PhD

Feng Li, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: 919-966-6915

Email: feng_li@med.unc.edu

Research Interests

Role of factors in the sFlt-1/ET-1 pathway in pre-eclampsia and potential prophylactic and therapeutic targets in the pathway.

Selected Publications

Li F, Fushima T, Oyanagi G, Townley-Tilson DHW, Sato M, Nakada H, Oe Y, Hagaman JR,  Wilder J, Li M, Sekimoto A, Saigusa D, Sato H, Ito S, Jennette JC, Maeda N, Karumanchi SA, Smithies O & Takahashi N. Nicotinamide benefits both mothers and pups in two contrasting mouse models of pre-eclampsia.  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 22;113(47):13450-13455.

Hathaway CK, Grant R, Hagaman JR, Hiller S, Li F, Xu L, Chang AS, Madden VJ, Bagnell CR, Rojas M, Kim HS, Wu B, Zhou B, Smithies O, Kakoki M. Endothelin-1 critically influences cardiac function via superoxide-MMP9 cascade. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 21;112(16):5141-6.

Bai X, Lenhart KC, Bird KE, Suen AA, Rojas M, Kakoki M, Li F, Smithies S, Mack CP, Taylor JM. The smooth muscle-selective RhoGAP GRAF3 is a critical regulator of vascular tone and hypertension. Nat Commun. 2013 4:2913.