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    Tien Peng, MD

    TitleAssistant Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      University of VirginiaB.A.2000
      Johns Hopkins UniversityM.D.School of Medicine2006
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      National Institutes of Health2003 - 2004Clinical Research Training Program Scholar
      University of Pennsylvania2013 - 2014Willam Maul Measey Senior Research Fellow
      University of Pennsylvania2013Stanley E. Bradley Award for Bench Research
      Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology2014Jo Rae Wright Award

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      Tien Peng received his BA from the University of Virginia in 2000 and MD from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. He trained in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his postdoctoral research training in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania.

      Research Interests

      My laboratory is interested in studying how key developmental pathways continue to persist in adulthood to maintain normal homeostatic organ function. We are particularly focused on the mesenchymal cell types (e.g. fibroblasts) that are poorly understood and lack precise anatomical definition, but are integral to the structural integrity and function of adult organs such as the lung. My postdoctoral work focused on how the Hedgehog pathway directed mesenchymal progenitor differentiation during embryonic development, and much to our surprise, how Hedgehog continues to maintain normal mesenchymal homeostasis during adulthood. We found that cellular quiescence in the adult lung is not a default state, but rather actively maintained by epithelial-mesenchymal crosstalk coordinated by Hedgehog. This suggests that cellular quiescence is tightly regulated by the state of Hedgehog activation within the mesenchyme to regulate cellular turnover during homeostasis and injury, and that dysregulated Hedgehog signaling could lead to maladaptive remodeling and lung diseases. My lab is studying the mechanisms underlying the maintenance of cellular quiescence, and how dysregulated quiescence could lead to disease states.


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      1. Peng T, Frank DB, Kadzik RS, Morley MP, Rathi KS, Wang T, Zhou S, Cheng L, Lu MM, Morrisey EE, et al. Hedgehog actively maintains adult lung quiescence and regulates repair and regeneration. Nature. 2015 Oct 5. PMID: 26436454.
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      2. Herriges MJ, Swarr DT, Morley MP, Rathi KS, Peng T, Stewart KM, Morrisey EE. Long noncoding RNAs are spatially correlated with transcription factors and regulate lung development. Genes Dev. 2014 Jun 15; 28(12):1363-79. PMID: 24939938; PMCID: PMC4066405 [Available on 12/15/14].
      3. Choi YS, Zhang Y, Xu M, Yang Y, Ito M, Peng T, Cui Z, Nagy A, Hadjantonakis AK, Lang RA, Cotsarelis G, Andl T, Morrisey EE, Millar SE. Distinct functions for Wnt/ß-catenin in hair follicle stem cell proliferation and survival and interfollicular epidermal homeostasis. Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Dec 5; 13(6):720-33. PMID: 24315444; PMCID: PMC3900235 [Available on 12/05/14].
      4. Peng T, Tian Y, Boogerd CJ, Lu MM, Kadzik RS, Stewart KM, Evans SM, Morrisey EE. Coordination of heart and lung co-development by a multipotent cardiopulmonary progenitor. Nature. 2013 Aug 29; 500(7464):589-92. PMID: 23873040; PMCID: PMC3758448.
      5. Peng T, Morrisey EE. Development of the pulmonary vasculature: Current understanding and concepts for the future. Pulm Circ. 2013 Jan; 3(1):176-8. PMID: 23662197; PMCID: PMC3641728.
      6. Peng T, Zamanian R, Krowka MJ, Benza RL, Roberts KE, Taichman DB, Rybak D, Trotter JF, Brown RS, Fallon MB, Kawut SM. Plasma levels of S100A4 in portopulmonary hypertension. Biomarkers. 2009 May; 14(3):156-60. PMID: 19399660; PMCID: PMC2819481.
      7. Peng T, Blakeley J, Cingolani E, Griffiths E, Grossman SA. Herpes simplex encephalitis in a patient with recurrent pituitary adenoma receiving radiation therapy. Am J Clin Oncol. 2007 Dec; 30(6):664-5. PMID: 18091066; PMCID: PMC3991117.
      8. Ngo TT, Peng T, Liang XJ, Akeju O, Pastorino S, Zhang W, Kotliarov Y, Zenklusen JC, Fine HA, Maric D, Wen PY, De Girolami U, Black PM, Wu WW, Shen RF, Jeffries NO, Kang DW, Park JK. The 1p-encoded protein stathmin and resistance of malignant gliomas to nitrosoureas. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007 Apr 18; 99(8):639-52. PMID: 17440165.
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      9. Akeju O, Peng T, Park JK. Short hairpin RNA loop design for the facilitation of sequence verification. Biotechniques. 2006 Feb; 40(2):154, 156, 158. PMID: 16526403.
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      10. Yu X, Zhan X, D'Costa J, Tanavde VM, Ye Z, Peng T, Malehorn MT, Yang X, Civin CI, Cheng L. Lentiviral vectors with two independent internal promoters transfer high-level expression of multiple transgenes to human hematopoietic stem-progenitor cells. Mol Ther. 2003 Jun; 7(6):827-38. PMID: 12788657.
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