FENG Jing, Ph.D., Professor. He received his Ph.D. from Wuhan University in 2009 and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, focusing on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of epithelial-neural-immune crosstalk in multi-organ, multi-tissue and multi-disease development. Since returning to China in 2021, he focuses on the cellular/molecular pharmacology and drug discovery on diseases related to the nervous system.

Research Areas

1. Peripheral neural-immune crosstalk in chronic diseases
2. Drug development targeting ion channel dysfunction related diseases 


1.2014.8-2020.12 Washington University in St. Louis, Postdoc and Instructor
3.2011.9-2014.6 Wuhan University, Ph.D
2.2009.9-2011.6 Wuhan University, Master
2.2005.9-2009.6 Wuhan University, Bachelor



1. Feng J, Luo J, Yang P, Du J, Kim BS, Hu H. Piezo2 channel–Merkel cell signaling modulates the conversion of touch to itch. Science. 2018 May 4;360(6388):530-3. DOI: 10.1126/science.aar5703
2. Feng Jing, Pu Yang, Madison R. Mack, Dariia Dryn, Jialie Luo, Xuan Gong, Shenbin Liu et al. "Sensory TRP channels contribute differentially to skin inflammation and persistent itch." Nature Communications 8, no. 1 (2017): 980. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01056-8
3. Feng, Jing, Jialie Luo, Madison R. Mack, Pu Yang, Feng Zhang, Guan Wang, Xuan Gong et al. "The antimicrobial peptide human beta-defensin 2 promotes itch through Toll-like receptor 4 signaling in mice." Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 140, no. 3 (2017): 885-888. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.03.035
4. Jialie Luo*, Jing Feng*, Guang Yu, Pu Yang, Madison R. Mack, Junhui Du, Weihua Yu, Aihua Qian, Yujin Zhang, Shenbin Liu, Shijin Yin, Amy Xu, Jizhong Cheng, Qingyun Liu, Roger G. O’Neil, Yang Xia, Liang Ma, Susan M. Carlton, Brian S. Kim, Kenneth Renner, Qin Liu, and Hongzhen Hu. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4– expressing macrophages and keratinocytes contribute differentially to allergic and nonallergic chronic itch. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.05.051
5. Tim Hibberd*, Jing Feng*, Jialie Luo, Pu Yang, Vijay K Samineni, Robert W Gereau IV, Nigel Kelley, Hongzhen Hu & Nick Spencer. “Optogenetic Induction of Colonic Motility in Mice.” Gastroenterology. 2018.05.029. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.05.029