Will Feng

Research Fellow, Dr. Pasi Jänne's lab, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

My training through the PEMM program introduced me to a variety of different fields and helped me identify my passion for translational cancer research. PEMM provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that I can build upon for the rest of my career.  I now feel confident and ready to adapt to new challenges that may arise during my postdoctoral training and am excited to take this next step in life.



  • B.S. Rutgers University
  • Ph.D. '20, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Matsuura K, Canfield K, Feng W, Kurokawa M. Metabolic Regulation of Apoptosis in Cancer. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol. 2016;327:43-87.

  • Lee MJ, Feng W, Yang L, Chen YK, Chi E, Liu A, Yang CS. Methods for efficient analysis of tocopherols, tocotrienols and their metabolites in animal samples with HPLC-EC. Journal of Food and Drug Analysis 2017

  • Feng WW, Wilkins O, Bang S, Ung M, Li J, An J, Del Genio C, Canfield K, DiRenzo J, Wells W, Gaur A, Robey RB, Guo JY, Powles RL, Sotiriou C, Pusztai L, Febbraio M, Cheng C, Kinlaw WB, Kurokawa M. CD36-Mediated Metabolic Rewiring of Breast Cancer Cells Promotes Resistance to HER2-Targeted Therapies. Cell Rep. 2019 Dec 10;29(11):3405-3420. PMID: 31825825

Speaking Engagements

  • Molecular Therapeutics of Cancer Research Conference, Poster Session, Burlington, VT 2017

  • Cold Spring Harbor: Mechanisms of Metabolic Signaling, Poster Session, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 2017

  • Awards

    NCCC Travel Award, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 2016

  • Laboratory

    Kurokawa Lab/Kinlaw Lab