Suping Peng, PhD
I finished my BSc study in Biology from Wuhan University in China and my PhD study on stem cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease from University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands. My first two years of postdoc training was at Yale Stem Cell Center in Haifan Lin’s Lab, with a project focused on the function of mouse PIWI protein – MILI in protein translation in germline stem cells. My current projects in the Laird Lab involve understanding the function of fragile X mental retardation protein (FMRP, product of Fmr1 gene) in primordial germ cell development and the mechanism underlying Fmr1 CGG repeat instability differences in male and female germ cells. I also enjoy bench work in my kitchen, traveling to ‘study’ various local cuisines; and as a compensation, I work hard doing Yoga and badminton in the gym.