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Chenlin Feng

PhD candidate

C. Feng MMed
+31 71 527 2727

In 2015, I got my bachelor’s degree of preventive medicine at Shandong University, school of public health. From 2016 to 2019, I did my master’s project of pharmacology at Chinese Academy of Medical Science, in the group of Prof Jiandong Jiang. During this period, I worked on exploring the anti-cancer effect of natural products, especially on murine models of colorectal cancer. After that, sponsored by China Scholarship Council, I came to Leiden University and started my PhD project on G protein-coupled receptor pharmacology under the guidance of Prof Laura Heitman and Prof Erik Danen. I’m working on two members of GPCR, the adenosine A2a receptor and serotonin 5HT2C receptor, both of which are found to be involved in cancer progression. By investigating the ligand binding kinetics and functional effects on cell behavior of these receptors, as well as their mutants found in cancer patients, we want to further illustrate their potential role in cancer, and improve their druggability as anti-cancer targets.

PhD candidate

  • Science
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Medicinal Chemistry

Work address

Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden



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