Kurtis Feng

Location: Virology Lab, V2-209
Phone: 352-294-4114
Email: kh.feng@ufl.edu

Lab: Dr. Allison’s Virology Lab

Title: Biological Scientist II

Credentials: PhD in Molecular Virology

Honors and Awards: NSF graduate fellowship funding (Cornell Veterinary School)

Lab Skills & Training: Standard molecular virology techniques with a range of varying skills. Currently learning more about bioinformatics as technology and traditional research science are becoming more intertwined.

Equipment proficiency: Various standard molecular virology laboratory equipment.

Research Interests: Has previously worked on several different virology projects over the years, ranging from Norovirus to Influenza. Current research interests include various novel RNA viruses found in the wild.

Publications:
Parvovirus Capsid Structures Required for Infection: Mutations Controlling Receptor Recognition and Protease Cleavages. Callaway HM, Feng KH, Lee DW, Allison AB, Pinard M, McKenna R, Agbandje-McKenna M, Hafenstein S, Parrish CR. J Virol. 2017 Jan 3;91(2). pii: e01871-16. doi: 10.1128/JVI.01871-16. Print 2017 Jan 15.

Comparing the functions of equine and canine influenza H3N8 virus PA-X proteins: Suppression of reporter gene expression and modulation of global host gene expression. Feng KH, Sun M, Iketani S, Holmes EC, Parrish CR. Virology. 2016 Sep;496:138-146. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016.06.001. Epub 2016 Jun 14.

Equine and Canine Influenza H3N8 Viruses Show Minimal Biological Differences Despite Phylogenetic Divergence. Feng KH, Gonzalez G, Deng L, Yu H, Tse VL, Huang L, Huang K, Wasik BR, Zhou B, Wentworth DE, Holmes EC, Chen X, Varki A, Murcia PR, Parrish CR., J Virol. 2015 Jul;89(13):6860-73. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00521-15. Epub 2015 Apr 22.