Dr. Deng joined Dr. Billiar’s research group as a postdoctoral associate in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery in Nov, 2010. She started a research project investigating the cell-specific roles of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) in sepsis. Her group's work showed cell-type specific roles for TLR4 on myeloid cells and hepatocytes to regulate bacterial/LPS clearance and systemic inflammation during sepsis.
Education & Training
- BM, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
- M MedSc, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
- MD, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Medicine Essen, Germany
Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests
Dr. Deng's long term research interests involve assessing innate immune responses and the mechanisms that lead to immune dysregulation following sepsis injury.