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Editorial Board Member - JBB

Jianfei Qi

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Maryland School of Medicine
United States
BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Jianfei Qi got his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry at University of Toronto. His thesis work was under direction of Dr. Chi-Hung Siu, and focused on role of N-cadherin and b-catenin signaling in the transendothelial migration of cancer cells, an important step in the cancer metastatic cascade. He joined Dr. Ze’ev Ronai’s laboratory at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a staff scientist. His postdoctoral work identified a key role for the E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah2 in the neuroendocrine differentiation and castration resistance of human prostate cancer via the regulation of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF-1a) and androgen receptor (AR) pathways, respectively. He was establishing his own laboratory at University of Maryland School of Medicine and will further investigate the mechanisms of Siah2 and histone demethylase Jmjd1a in the prostate cancer biology.



RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Dr. Jianfei Qi research interest is to elucidate the mechanisms by which the E3 ubiquitin ligase Siah2, histone demethylase Jmjd1a and their downstream effectors influence two major phenotypes associated with the more advanced forms of prostate cancer (PCa) – castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) and neuroendocrine differentiation (NED). His previous work has begun to identify the molecular mechanisms by which Siah2 promotes castration resistance, which provide initial insight into the role of Siah2 on CRPC and NED via regulation of androgen receptor (AR) and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), respectively. Further investigation of the mechanisms by which Siah2 and Jmjd1a regulate their downstream signaling in prostate cancer models will likely lead to novel markers and targets for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of aggressive prostate cancer in the future.  





Other Editorial Board Members - JBB

Armen Martiryan

Professor
Department of Ecological Chemistry
Yerevan State University
Armenia

Liqing Yu

Associate Professor
Departments of Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland
United States

ARA ANTONYAN

Associate Professor
Department of Biophysics
Yerevan State University
Armenia

Songon An

Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland Baltimore County
United States

Martin Falk

Head and Professor
Institute of Biophysics of ASCR
Czech Republic

Yue Chen

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics,
University of Minnesota
United States

Hironao Wakabayashi

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Rochester
United States

Tibor Harkany

Professor
Department of Medical Biochemistry & Biophysics
Karolinska Institute
Sweden

Jian Zhu

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Rochester Medical Center
United States

Maria Amália da Silva Jurado

Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
University of Coimbra
Portugal
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