Fei-Yan Deng, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001
New Orleans, LA 70112

Research Interests:

Proteomics, genetics and genomics, and molecular and cellular biology studies on osteoporosis and epilepsy


Educational Background:

  • Postdoctoral research, proteomics and molecular biology, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2009
  • Ph. D. biochemistry and molecular biology, Hunan Normal University, P. R. China, 2006
  • B.S. biochemistry, Hunan Normal University, P. R. China, 2001  

Professional Achievements:


  • Member, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)
  • Member, International Chinese Hard Tissue Society (ICHTS)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award, Hunan Normal University, 2008
  • Young Investigator Travel Award, 3rd Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Osteoporosis, Joint IOF-ANZBMS, Australia, 2006
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Hunan Normal University, 2005
  • National Science and Technology Nomination Award, Education Ministry of China, 2004
  • Outstanding Scientific Investigator Award, Hunan Normal University, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Hunan Normal University, 2003
  • Outstanding Social Practice Award, Hunan Normal University, 2002 


Selected Publications:

Deng FY, Dong SS, Xu XH, Liu YJ, Liu YZ, Shen H, Tian Q, Li J, Deng HW. Genome-Wide Association Study Identified UQCC Locus for Spine Bone Size in Humans. Bone. 2012 Nov 30. doi:pii: S8756-3282(12)01390-7. 10.1016/j.bone.2012.11.028.

Yang TL, Guo Y, Shen H, Li J, Glessner JT, Qiu C, Deng FY, Tian Q, Yu P, Liu YZ, Liu YJ, Hakonarson H, Grant SF, Deng HW. Copy Number Variation on Chromosome 10q26.3 for Obesity Identified by a Genome-Wide Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Nov 21.

Deng FY,Liu MY, Li MX, Lei SF, Qin YJ, Zhou Q, Liu YJ, Deng HW. 2003. Tests of linkage and association of the COL1A2 gene with bone phenotypes' variation in Chinese nuclear families. Bone. 33:614-9.

Lei SF*, Deng FY*, Dvornyk V, Liu MY, Xiao SM, Jiang DK, Deng HW. 2005. The (GT)n Polymorphism and Haplotype in the COL1A2 Gene, but not the (AAAG)n Polymorphism of the PTHR1 Gene, are Associated with Bone Mineral Density in Chinese. Human Genetics. 116:200-7. (* co-first author).

Xiao B*, Deng FY*, Xiong G*, Wang K, Zhang J,Chen XD, Liu YZ, Deng HW. 2005. Clinical and Genetic Study on a New Chinese Family with Benign Familial Infantile Seizures (BFIS). Eur J Neuro. 12:344-9. (*co-first author).

Deng FY, Gong J, Zhang YC, Wang K, Xiao SM, Li YN, Lei SF, Chen XD, Xiao B, Deng HW. 2005. Absence of linkage to 8q23.3-q24.1 and 2p11.1-q12.2 in a new BAFME pedigree in China: Indication of a third locus for BAFME. Epilepsy Res. 65:147-52.

Deng FY, Lei SF, Li MX, Jiang C, Dvornyk V, Deng HW. 2006. Genetic determination and correlation of body mass index and bone mineral density at the spine and hip in Chinese Han ethnicity. Osteoporos Int. 17:119-24

Deng FY, Long JR, Lei SF, Li MX, and Deng HW. 2005. Potential Effect of Inter-genic Action on Peak Bone Mass (PBM) in Chinese Females. Acta Genetica Sinica. 32:1003-1010.

Deng FY, Xiao P, Lei SF, Zhang L, Yang F, Tang ZH, Liu PY, Liu YJ, Recker RR, Deng HW. 2007.  Bivariate whole genome linkage analysis for femoral neck geometric parameters and total body lean mass. J Bone Miner Res. 22(6):808-16.

Tang ZH, Xiao P, Lei SF, Deng FY, Zhao LJ, Deng HY, Tan LJ, Shen H, Xiong DH, Recker RR, Deng HW. 2007. A Bivariate Whole-Genome Linkage Scan Suggests Several Shared Genomic Regions for Obesity and Osteoporosis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 92(7):2751-7.

Deng FY, Liu YZ, Jiang C, Li LM, Wu S, Chen Y, Jiang H, Yang F, Liu YZ, Xiao P, Xiao SM, Tan LJ, Sun X, Xiong JX, Lei SF, Chen XD, Xiao GG, Xie JY, Liang SP, Deng HW. 2008. Proteomic Analysis of Circulating Monocytes in Chinese Females with Discordant Bone Mineral Density. Proteomics. 8(20):4259-4272.

Deng FY, Zhao LJ, Pei YF, Sha BY, Liu XG, Yan H, Wang L, Yang TL, Recker RR, Papasian CJ, Deng HW. 2010. Genome-wide Copy Number Variation Association Study Suggested VPS13B Gene for Osteoporosis in Caucasian. Osteoporos Int. 21(4):579-87. 

Deng FY, Lei SF, Chen XD, Tan LJ, Zhu XZ, Deng HW. 2011. An integrative study ascertained SOD2 as a susceptibility gene for osteoporosis in Chinese. J Bone Miner Res, July 19  [Epub ahead of print]

Deng FY, Lei SF, Zhang Y, Zhang YL, Zheng YP, Zhang LS, Pan R, Wang L, Tian Q, Shen H, Zhao M, Lundberg YW, Liu YZ, Papasian CJ, Deng HW. 2011. Peripheral blood monocyte-expressed ANXA2 gene is involved in pathogenesis of osteoporosis in humans. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2011 Nov;10(11):M111.011700. Epub Aug 4.

Research Support:

Completed Research Support

A Seed Grant (30470534), Fei-Yan Deng (PI)
01/2005 - 12/2007
National Science of Foundation of China (NSFC)
Title: Mapping Gene for familial Adult Myoclonus Epilepsy (FAME) in a Large Chinese Pedigree to map the 
causal gene for the FAME.
Role: Principal Investigator  


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