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Principal Investigator

Guoping Feng

Guoping Feng

Principal Investigator
Poitras Chair Professor of Neuroscience
McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology
Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Institute Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Office: 46-3143A
Phone: (617) 715-4898
Email: fengg@mit.edu

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Short Biography

Dr. Feng is the Poitras Chair Professor of Neuroscience in the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at Broad Institute. Dr. Feng’s research is devoted to understanding the mechanisms regulating the development and function of synapses in the brain and how synaptic dysfunction may contribute to psychiatric disorders.  Using genetically engineered animal models, Dr. Feng’s laboratory combines cutting-edge technologies and multidisciplinary approaches to unravel the neurobiological mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Feng studied medicine at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China.  He did his Ph.D. training with Linda Hall at the State University of New York at Buffalo and postdoctoral training with Joshua Sanes at Washington University in St. Louis.  Prior to joining the faculty at MIT, he was a faculty member in the Department of Neurobiology, Duke University School of Medicine.

Additional Information

Education

Dept. of Biochemical Pharmacology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Ph.D., Molecular Genetics, 1989 – 1995
Thesis advisor: Dr. Linda M. Hall

Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai, China
M.S., Pharmacology, 1983 – 1985

Dept. of Medicine, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, China
B.S., Medical Sciences, 1978 – 1982

Professional Positions

Broad Institute
Institute Member, 2014 – Present

Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
Broad Institute of MIT and Havard
Director of Model Systems and Neurobiology, 2012 – Present

McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
Poitras Chair Professor, 2010 – Present

Duke University Medical Center
Department of Neurobiology
Associate Professor with tenure, 2008 – 2010

Duke University Medical Center
Department of Neurobiology
Assistant Professor, 2000 – 2008 (Medical leave from March 2004-March 2006)

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995 – 2000
Mentor:  Dr. Joshua R. Sanes

Shanghai Second Medical University
Department of Pharmacology
Research Assistant, 1986 – 1989

Honors and Awards

Brain Research Foundation
Scientific Innovations Award, 2015

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) grant award, 2014 – 2016

Gill Center for Biomolecular Science
Gill Young Investigator Award, Indiana University, 2012

McKnight Foundation
McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award, 2011 – 2013

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Award, 2010 – 2013

The Hartwell Foundation
Hartwell Biomedical Research Collaboration Award, 2008 – 2011

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) Award, 2008 – 2011

The Hartwell Foundation
Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, 2007 – 2010

McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience
McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Award, 2006-2009

Ruth K. Broad Foundation for Biomedical Research
Broad Scholar Award, 2005 – 2007

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation
Beckman Young Investigator Award, 2002 – 2005

The EJLB Foundation
Scholar Research Program Award, 2002 – 2005

American Heart Association
Scientist Development Grant Award, 2002 – 2005

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
Basil O’Connor Starter Research Award, 2002 – 2004

Whitehall Foundation
Whitehall Foundation Research Award, 2001 – 2004

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund
Klingenstein Fellowship Award, 2001 – 2004

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, 2001 – 2003

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research
Postdoctoral Fellow, 1995 – 1998

Grass Foundation
The Grass Fellowships in Neurophysiology, 1994

State University of New York at Buffalo
Mark Diamond Research Fund, 1993-1994

PhRMA Foundation
Advanced Predoctoral Fellowship, 1993 – 1994

Other Professional Activities

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Member, Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, 2016 – Present

Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Discipline committee, 2015 – Present

Verge Genomics
Scientific Advisory Board, 2015 – Present

Roche
Scientific Advisory Review Board, Neuroscience, 2014

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH Board of Scientific Counselors review member, 2014

Society for Neuroscience
SFN Nemko Prize Committee chair, 2013 – 2016

Society for Neuroscience
SFN Axelrod Prize Committee chair, 2013 – 2016

Society for Neuroscience
SFN Committee on Committee member, 2013 – 2016

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Regular member, NIH Study section (SYN), 2013 – Present

Inscopix, Inc.
Scientific Advisory Board, 2013 – Present

The John Merck Fund
Scientific Advisory Board, 2012 – Present

Rugen Therapeutics, Inc.
Board of Directors, 2011 – Present

Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Biology and Medicine Panel Member, 2011 – 2013

Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center
Scientific Advisory Board, 2010 – 2013

The Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics
External Advisor, 2009 – 2012

National Institutes of Health
GENSAT Project Advisory Board, 2008 – 2012

New Jersey Brain Injury Research Commission (NJBIRC)
Member, Independent Scientific Review Panel, 2006 – 2010

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ad hoc member, NIH Study section (SYN), (NDPR), (MNG), 2006 – Present, 2006 – Present

National Science Foundation
Grant Reviewer, 2006 – Present

Nature, Science, Cell, Neuron, Nature Medicine, Nature Neuroscience, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Neuroscience, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., Journal of Biological Chemistry, Genesis, Molecular Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Human Genetics
Ad hoc reviewer, 2000 – Present

The Grass Foundation
Associate director, Grass Fellowship Program in Neurophysiology, 1996

Society for Neuroscience
Member, 1990 – Present

Peer-reviewed Publications

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