YONG TENG

Assistant Professor

YONG TENG

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Administration
Department of Cancer Center

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions: Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

Bio

Dr. Teng is an Assistant Professor at Augusta University and a member of Georgia Cancer Center. He has authored more than 100 articles and book chapters and received funds from NIH, DOD and other resources. He is an associate Editor-in-Chief or editorial member for many reputed journals (e.g. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research, Frontiers in Oncology, Cancer Management and Research, Oncology Letters), and serves on many grant review panels (e.g. CDMRP, NYUAD, CSF, FWF). He also actively serves as a Bentham Ambassador and a member of several leadership & committees for international conferences.

Education

  • Ph.D., Biology/Biological Sciences, G Sun Yat-sen University, 2007

  • BS, Biology/Biological Sciences, G Yangzhou University, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Prostate Cancer FY13 Idea Development Award Department of Defense, 2014

  • Basic Science Pilot Award Cancer Center, Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • International Award JALAS, 2006

  • The 2nd Class Academic Award Sun Yat-sen University, 2006

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HONR 4000H

    Honors Thesis
  • OBMP 8004

    Topics in Oral Biology 4
  • OBPR 8004

    Topics in Oral Biology IV
  • BMBS 5302

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • BMFN 5101

    Biomedical Foundations I
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • CURS 2990

    Undergrad Research I

Teaching Interests

1. Cancer metastasis and metabolism;
2. Cellular and Molecular Biology;
3. Human disease models;
4. Translational medicine

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • FGF19 amplification reveals an oncogenic dependency upon autocrine FGF19/FGFR4 signaling in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cancer-associated fibroblast (CAF)-derived IL32 promotes breast cancer cell invasion and metastasis via integrin β3–p38 MAPK signalling, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Intracellular reduction in ATP levels contributes to CYT997-induced suppression of metastasis of head and neck squamous carcinoma, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Combating head and neck cancer metastases by targeting Src using multifunctional nanoparticle-based saracatinib, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Direct implications for FGF19 in sorafenib-mediated nitric oxide production in hepatocellular carcinoma cells. , 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

1. To elucidate novel molecular regulations (metabolism, autophagy, epigenetics, etc.) in cancer progression;
2. To target the drivers (gene, miRNA, LncRNA, etc.) of metastasis and metabolism;
3. To define novel mechanisms underlying tumor microenvironment and metastasis using animal models including a zebrafish-based platform
4. To develop novel anticancer therapeutics (nanoparticles, peptides, etc.)

College Service

  • Research Advisory Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Honors thesis committee of undergraduate (Parth Thakkar) 2018 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Honors thesis committee of undergraduate (Ron Chemmalakuzhy) 2018 - Present

    Role: Mentor
  • Thesis and Dissertation Committee for PHD student (Linah Shahoumi ) 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Augusta University, USA 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Thesis and Dissertation Committee for MS student (Nicole Widjaja ) 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine 2019 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Cancer Malaysia 2019 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • the International Association of Advanced Materials 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Austrian Science Fund 2018 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Cells 2018 - Present

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor