Biography

Feng Liu-Smith, PhDFeng
Assistant Professor
Deparment of Epidemiology
256A Irvine Hall (office)
B200 Sprague Hall (Lab)
949-824-2778 (Lab)
Email: liufe@uci.edu

Key Research Area

Melanoma etiology, molecular epidemiology, melanoma gender difference, redox biology and melanoma resistance mechanisms to BRAF inhibitors, novel combination treatment development.

Professional Bio

1992-1995  Instructor of Biochemistry, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
1995-2002 Research Assistant, Interdepartmental Genetics Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
2002-2006  Postdoctoral Fellow.  First in Department of Molecular  Medicine/Institute of Biotechnology (2002-2003), University of Texas Health Science Center  at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas;  then in Department of Biological Chemistry (2003-2006) University of California, Irvine, California.
2006-2007   Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine Medical School.
2007- 2009  Assistant Project Scientist, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and Department of  Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine.
2009- present Assistant Professional Researcher.  Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and  Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

2013-present  Assistant Researcher, Department of Epidemiology and Department of Medicine, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center , University of California Irvine School of Medicine.

Education

Bachelor of Science, 1989, Department of Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Master of Science, 1992, Department of Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China
Master of Science, 2016 (expected), Department of Epidemiology, University of California Irvine School of Medicine,Irvine, Cilifornia
Ph.D, 2002, Interdepartmental Genetics Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Research Funding

2013 – 2018: NIH K07: Melanoma risk and NADPH Oxidase Gene Family
2013-2015: UCI-California State Fullerton University Partenership Grant, subgrant from NIH p20 (PI Dr. F. Alan Hubbell and Dr. Sora Park Tanjasiri): Gender difference in early onset melanoma