About The Feng Lab
Di Feng, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School
The Feng Lab is focused on investigating genes and pathways contributing to the onset and pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease. Dr. Di Feng is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. She received her Ph.D. in physiology, and her lab employs physiologic principles to inform her current work spanning genetics, cellular and molecular analyses, microengineering, and whole animal studies. The lab integrates the latest techniques in these disciplines to understand mechanisms of podocyte-mediated kidney disease in ways not possible before, targeting the interaction between defects to the kidney podocyte and intrarenal mechanical stresses. These techniques include organ-on-a-chip technology, intravital microscopy, CRISPR gene editing, stem cell engineering, and mass spectrometry, among others. Dr. Feng’s work has been published in the field’s leading journals, including Cell Metabolism, PNAS, and JASN.
Individuals interested in training opportunities can take on a project that will provide experience in many of these techniques, preparing one to be a broadly-trained renal investigator. If interested, please email Dr. Feng.