Dr. Ji-Ming Feng
Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBS)
(225) 578-9897

Ph.D from Beijing Medical University (1995-1998). Postdoctoral training in UCLA and La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (1998-2003). Assistant Researcher (Research Assistant Professor) in Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA (2003-2007). Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (2007-now).

Teaching Interests:
Served as the Year-1 coordinator responsible for scheduling the courses for the freshmen of veterinary students (2010-2016). Served as the course coordinator (2007-2014) of Cell Biology and Histology (VMED5126). Currently, teach in Veterinary Physiology I (VMED 5009), Systems Histology and Developmental Anatomy (VMED 5127) and Cell Biology and Histology (VMED5126). Lecturing topics on Immune System, Nervous System and Muscle Physiology.

Research Interests:
Functions of Golli protein (an alternative spliced product of the myelin basic protein gene) in immune, nerve and endocrine system.

 Awards & Honors:
  • 2020 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2019 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2018 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2017 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2016 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2015 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2014 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2013 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2012 Dean’s Teacher Merit Honor Roll
  • 2011 LSU Evironmental,Health and Saftety Lab Safety Accredition Award
  • 1996 Young Histochemist Award
  • Postdoctoral Researcher University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LIAI)
  • PhD Beijing Medical University (now Peking University Health Science Center)
  • MS Beijing Medical University (now Peking University Health Science Center)
  • BS Lanzhou University
  • The cellular distribution of Golli protein in human pancreatic islets, Pilot Award from the George S. Eisenbarth nPOD Award for Team Science,
  • The cellular distribution of Golli protein in human pancreatic islets, LSU SVM CORP, $10,000.00
  • Mouse and Guinea Pig Models for Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex Viruses, NIH-NIAID/Cincinnati Children's Hospital Med. Ctr., $126,307.00
  • The role of golli protein in insulin secretion of pancreatic beta cells, LSU-SVM-CORP,
  • Immunotherapeutic potential of golli peptide in experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE), Departmental Research,
  • Conversion of somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells by auxin stimulation., LSU-SVM, $10,000.00
  • Golli deficiency and regulatory T cell induction during EAE, Departmental Research,
Journal Article, Academic Journal:
  • Apoptotic caspases suppress type I interferon production via the cleavage of cGAS, MAVS and IRF3, Ning, Xiaohan; Wang, Yutao; Jing, Miao; Sha, Mengyin; Lv, Mengze; Gao, Pengfei; Zhang, Rui ; Huang, Xiaojun; Feng, Ji-Ming; Jiang, Zhengfan, 2019, Molecular Cell , Volume: 74, Number: 1, Pages: 19-31
  • MAVS induces NEMO-independent TBK1 activation through pre-associated TRAFs-TBK1, Fang, Run; Lin, Yuquan; Zhou, Xiang; Wang, Chenguang; Guan, Yukun; Tao, Jianli ; Xi, Jianzhou; Feng, Ji-Ming; Jiang, Zhengfan , 2017, PLOS Pathogens , Volume: 13, Number: 11, Pages: e1006720
  • NEMO-IKKβ is essential for IRF3 and NF-κB activation in the cGAS-STING pathway, Fang, Run; Wang, Chengguang; Jiang, Qifei ; Lu, Mengze; Gao, Peifeng; Yu, Xiaoyu; Mu, Ping; Zhang, Rui; Bi, Sheng; Feng, Ji-Ming; Jiang, Zhengfan, 2017, Journal of Immunology , Volume: 199, Number: 9, Pages: 3222-3233
  • Regulatory T cell therapy for type I diabetes targeting on β cell associated autoantigens , Ouyang, Suidong; Feng, Ji-Ming, 2016, Clinical Immunology, Endocrine and Metabolic Drugs , Volume: 3, Number: 1, Pages: 47-53
  • Accelerated Progression of Hodgkin’s-like Lymphoma in Golli Deficient Mice, Ouyang, Suidong; Han, Guangming; Wu, Xiaochu; Jiang, Zhengfan; Feng, Ji-Ming, 2016, Cellular Immunology , Volume: 302, Pages: 41-49
  • Regulation of Ca(2+)-entry in pancreatic α-cell line by transient receptor potential melastatin 4 plays a vital role in glucagon release., Nelson, P; Cheng, Henrique; Figueiredo, Marxa; Feng, Ji-Ming; Zolochevska, O; Soliman, A; Hsu, W; Zhang, H, 2011, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology , Volume: 335, Number: 2, Pages: 126-134
  • A bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) mutant virus with truncated glycoprotein E cytoplasmic tail has defective anterograde neuronal transport in rabbit dorsal root ganglionic primary neuronal cultures in a microfluidic chamber system, Chowdhury, Shafiqul; Coats, C; Neis, R; Navarro, S.; Paulsen, Daniel; Feng, Ji-Ming, 2010, J. Neurovirology , Volume: 16, Number: 6, Pages: 457-465
  • Vasoactive intestinal peptide loss leads to impaired CNS parenchymal T-cell infiltration and resistance to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, Abad, C; Tan, YV; Lopez, R; Nobuta, H; Dong, H; Phan, P; Feng, Ji-Ming; Campagnoni, AT; Waschek, GA, 2010, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. , Volume: 107, Number: 45, Pages: 19555–19560
  • Transient Receptor Potential Melastatin Type 7 Channel Is Critical for the Survival of Bone Marrow Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Cheng, Henrique; Feng, Ji-Ming; Figueiredo, Marxa, 2010, Stem Cells and Development , Volume: 19, Number: 9, Pages: 1393-1403
  • Interleukin-15 receptor is essential to facilitate GABA transmission and hippocampal dependent memory, He, Y; Wu, X; Hsuchou, H; Kastin, AJ; Khan, RS; Pistell, PJ; Wang, WH; Feng, Ji-Ming; Li, Z; Guo, X; Pan, W, 2010, Journal of Neuroscience , Volume: 30, Number: 13, Pages: 4725-4734
Book, Textbook Chapter:
  • Chapter 2: Receptor-Mediated Transport of Drugs Across the Bood Brain Barrier (BBB)., Feng, Ji-Ming; Lui, Philip ; Li, Jianyi, 2010, Publisher: Humana press: K.K. Jain (ed.), Drug Delivery to Central Nervous System, Neuromethods, Volume: 45, Pages: 15-34