Feng Yi

Post-Doc, Hansen Lab



9/02-7/06           Bachelor of Science in Biology

                           Minor in Biotechnology

                           Nanchang University

                           Jiangxi, China

                           Thesis advisor: Dr. Huahong Yu

9/06-6/12           Doctoral Candidate

                           Institute of Neuroscience

                           Fudan University

                           Shanghai, China

                           Thesis advisor: Dr. Baoming Li

Teaching Experience

4/15-Present         Postdoc Res Assoc

                              Dept. of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

                              Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics

                              The University of Montana

                              Missoula, Montana

                              Advisor: Dr. Kasper B. Hansen


6/12-4/15              Postdoc Scientist

                              Center for Structural and Functional Neuroscience

                              Dept. of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

                              College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences

                              The University of Montana

                              Missoula, Montana

                              Advisor: Dr. Josh J. Lawrence


Jessen M, Frederiksen K, Yi F, Clausen RP, Hansen KB, Brauner-Osborne H, Kilburn P, Damholt A (2017) Identification of AICP as a GluN2C-selective NMDA receptor superagonist at the GluN1 glycine site. Molecular pharmacology.

Maolanon AR, Risgaard R, Wang SY, Snoep Y, Papangelis A, Yi F, Holley D, Barslund AF, Svenstrup N, Hansen KB, Clausen RP (2017) Subtype-Specific Agonists for NMDA Receptor Glycine Binding Sites. ACS chemical neuroscience.

Yi F*, Mou TC*, Dorsett KN, Volkmann RA, Menniti FS, Sprang SR, Hansen KB (2016). Structural Basis for Negative Allosteric Modulation of GluN2A-Containing NMDA Receptors. Neuron. (* co-first authors)

Kristensen AS, Hansen KB, Naur P, Olsen L, Kurtkaya NL, Dravid SM, Kvist T, Yi F, Pøhlsgaard J, Clausen RP, Gajhede M, Kastrup JS, Traynelis SF (2016). Pharmacology and Structural Analysis of Ligand Binding to the Orthosteric Site of Glutamate-Like GluD2 Receptors. Mol Pharmacology.

Yi F, Catudio-Garrett E, Gabriel R, Wilhelm M, Ferenc Erdelyi, Gabor Szabo, Deisseroth K, Lawrence JJ (2015). Hippocampal “cholinergic interneurons” visualized with the choline acetyltransferase promoter: anatomical distribution, intrinsic membrane properties, neurochemical characteristics, and capacity for cholinergic modulation. Front Synaptic Neurosci.

Yi F, Decan E, Stoll K, Marceau E, Deisseroth K, Lawrence JJ (2015). Muscarinic excitation of parvalbumin-positive interneurons contributes to the induction of pilocarpine-induced seizures. Epilepsia.

Yi F, Ball J, Stoll KE, Satpute VC, Mitchell SM, Pauli JL, Holloway BB, Johnston AD, Nathanson NM, Deisseroth K, Gerber DJ, Tonegawa S, Lawrence JJ. Direct excitation of parvalbumin-positive interneurons by M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors: roles in cellular excitability, inhibitory transmission, and cognition (2014). J. Physiol. (Lond.)

Yi F, Zhang X-H, Yang CR, Li B-M (2013) Contribution of dopamine d1/5 receptor modulation of post-spike/burst afterhyperpolarization to enhance neuronal excitability of layer v pyramidal neurons in prepubertal rat prefrontal cortex. PLoS ONE.

Yi F, Liu S-S, Luo F, Zhang X-H, Li B-M (2013) Signaling mechanism underlying α2A‐adrenergic suppression of excitatory synaptic transmission in the medial prefrontal cortex of rats. European Journal of Neuroscience.

Zhang X-H, Liu S-S, Yi F, Zhuo M, Li B-M (2013) Delay-dependent impairment of spatial working memory with inhibition of NR2B-containing NMDA receptors in hippocampal CA1 region of rats. Mol Brain.

Zhou HC, Sun YY, Cai W, He XT, Yi F, Li BM, Zhang XH (2013) Activation of alpha2-adrenoceptor enhances synaptic potentiation and behavioral memory via cAMP-PKA signaling in the medial prefrontal cortex of rats. Learning & Memory.