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Assistant Professor
LILY G-231
Phone: 765-494-0423

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Book Reviews/Editorials 

1)      Theodore Gurol, Wenqing Zhou, *Qing Deng. MicroRNAs in neutrophils: potential next generation therapeutics for inflammatory ailments. Immunological reviews 2016 Sep;273(1):29-47. PMID: 27558326

 Research articles:

2)      G Hsu AY, p Wang D, G Gurol T, G Zhou W, pZhu X, u Lu HY, Deng Q. Overexpression of microRNA-722 fine-tunes neutrophilic inflammation through inhibiting Rac2 in zebrafish. Dis Model Mech. 2017 Sep 27. pii: dmm.030791. doi: 10.1242/dmm.030791.

3)      Powell DTauzin SHind LEDeng QBeebe DJHuttenlocher A. Chemokine Signaling and the Regulation of Bidirectional Leukocyte Migration in Interstitial Tissues. Cell Rep. 2017 May 23;19(8):1572-1585. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.04.078.

4)      Rosowski EEDeng QKeller NPHuttenlocher A. Rac2 Functions in Both Neutrophils and Macrophages To Mediate Motility and Host Defense in Larval Zebrafish. J Immunol. 2016 Nov 11. pii: 1600928.

5)      Qi Zhang, Decheng Wang, Guozhong Jiang, Wei Liu, Qing Deng, XiuJun (James) Li, Wei Qian, Hugues Ouellet, and Jianjun Sun. EsxA membrane-permeabilizing activity plays a key role in mycobacterial cytosolic translocation and virulence: effects of single-residue mutations at glutamine 5. Scientific Reports 2016 Sep 7; 6:32618

6)      Jing L, Tamplin OJ, Chen MJ, Deng Q, Patterson S, Kim PG, Durand EM, McNeil A, Green JM, Matsuura S, Ablain J, Brandt MK, Schlaeger TM, Huttenlocher A, Daley GQ, Ravid K, Zon LI. Adenosine signaling promotes hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell emergence. J Exp Med. 2015 May 4;212(5):649-63. doi: 10.1084/jem.20141528. Epub 2015 Apr 13. PubMed PMID: 25870200.

7)      Knox BP, Deng Q, Rood M, Eickhoff JC, Keller NP, Huttenlocher A. Distinct innate immune phagocyte responses to Aspergillus fumigatus conidia and hyphae in zebrafish larvae. Eukaryotic Cell. 2014 Oct;13(10):1266-77. doi: 10.1128/EC.00080-14. Epub 2014 May 30. PubMed PMID: 24879123; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4187654.

Current Awards:


1.   Agency/Title of Grant: NIH R35GM119787/ Role of microRNAs in neutrophil migration

2.   Duration of Funding: 5 years (08/01/2016-07/30/2021)     

3.   Total amount of award:       $1,845,890                                                     


Past Awards

Agency/Title of Grant:       Ralph W. and Grace M. Showalter Research Trust /Mechanisms of mitochondria-regulated neutrophil motility in vivo

2.   Duration of Funding:           1 year (07/01/2016-06/30/2017)                     

3.         Total amount of award:                      $75,000           


Purdue University Center for Cancer Research Robbers award / Understanding how mir-223 regulates neutrophil reverse migration             

2.         Duration of Funding:  1.5 years (12/01/2014-05/31/2016)                


3.         Total amount of award:          $30,000           


Agency/Title of Grant: PI4D/ Revealing the roles of membrane potential in tumor-neutrophil interaction using a zebrafish model

2.   Duration of Funding: 1 year (08/01/2016-07/30/2017)      

3.         Total amount of award:          $25,000                                               


Professional Faculty Research

microRNA, cell migration, microbial-host interaction and zebrafish

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