Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories

The Liang Deng Lab

Research

Liang Deng, MD, PhD
Liang Deng, MD, PhD

Our laboratory is focused on understanding how poxviruses are detected by the host innate immune sensing mechanisms and how poxviruses evade host antiviral responses. We are also interested in the development of poxvirus-based oncolytic and immunotherapy for cancers including melanoma.

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Publications

Yang, N., J.M. Luna, P. Dai, Y. Wang, C.M. Rice, and L. Deng (2020) Lung type II epithelial cells collaborate with CCR2+ inflammatory monocytes in host defense against an acute vaccinia infection in the lungs. BioRxiv 10.1101/2020.01.20.910927.

Shaw K.S., G.H. Nguyen, M. Lacouture, and L. Deng. (2017). Combination of imiquimod with cryotherapy for the treatment of penile intraepithelial neoplasia.  JAAD Case Rep. 3(6):546-549.

Dai, P., W. Wang, N. Yang, C. Serna-Tamayo, J.M. Ricca, D. Zamarin, S. Shuman, T. Merghoub,  J.D. Wolchok, and L. Deng. (2017). Intratumoral delivery of inactivated modified vaccinia virus Ankara (iMVA) induces systemic antitumor immunity via STING and Batf3-dependent DCs. Science Immunology 2, eaal1713: 1-15.

Gao, P., T. Zillinger, W. Wang, M. Ascano, P. dai, G. Hartmann, T. Tuschl, L Deng, W. Barchet, and D.J. Patel. (2014). Binding-pocket and lid-region substitutions render human STING sensitive to the species-specific drug DMXAA. Cell Rep 8:1-9.

Dai, P., W. Wang, H. Cao, F. Avogadri, L. Dai, I. Drexler, J. A. Joyce, T. Merghoub, S. Shuman, and L. Deng. Modified vaccinia virus Ankara triggers type I IFN production in conventional dendritic cells via a cGAS/STING-dependent cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway. PLoS Pathogens 2014;10:e1003989.

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Liang Deng, MD, PhD

Liang Deng, MD, PhD

  • Physician-scientist Liang Deng studies poxvirus interface with the immune system and the development of poxviruses as oncolytic and immunotherapy for cancers.
dengl@mskcc.org
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Members

Liang Deng, MD, PhD
Liang Deng

Lab Head

Peihong Dai
Peihong Dai

Research Assistant

Weiyi Wang, PhD
Weiyi Wang

Senior Research Scientist

Shuaitong Liu
Shuaitong Liu

Research Technician

Gregory Mazo
Gregory Mazo

Research Fellow

Yi Wang
Yi Wang

Research Assistant

Ning Yang
Ning Yang

Senior Research Scientist

Lab Alumni
Biao Huang

Visiting Scholar

Zhaoyang Niu

Research Fellow

Cristian Serna-Tamayo

Medical Student Research Fellow

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Liang Deng discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Aduro Biotech, Inc
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • Imvaq Therapeutics
    Intellectual Property Rights; Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services

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