Qian Peng, PhD

Assistant Professor of MCN
Department of Neuroscience
California Campus



B.S. (Computer Science), Beijing University,
M.S. (Biomedical Engineering), University of Tennessee-Memphis,
Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of California, San Diego,

Professional Experience

2016-2017 Assistant Professor of MCN, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN), Scripps Research
2015-2016 Research Associate, Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience (MCN), Scripps Research

Selected References

All Publications

Aguirre, C. A., Morale, M. C., Peng, Q., Sanchez-Alavez, M., Cintron-Colon, R., Feng, K. G., Fazelpour, S., Maher, P. & Conti, B. Two single nucleotide polymorphisms in IL13 and IL13RA1 from individuals with idiopathic Parkinson's disease increase cellular susceptibility to oxidative stress. (2020). Brain Behavior and Immunity, 88, 920.

Deacon, D. C., Happe, C. L., Chen, C., Tedeschi, N., Manso, A. M., Li, T., Dalton, N. D., Peng, Q., Farah, E. N., Gu, Y., Tenerelli, K. P., Tran, V. D., et al. Combinatorial interactions of genetic variants in human cardiomyopathy. (2019). Nature Biomedical Engineering, 3(2), 147-157.

Fan, X., Wang, H., Sun, L., Zheng, X., Yin, X., Zuo, X., Peng, Q., Standish, K. A., Cheng, H., Zhang, Y., Wang, Z., Xiao, F., et al. Fine mapping and subphenotyping implicates ADRA1B gene variants in psoriasis susceptibility in a Chinese population. (2019). Epigenomics, 11(4), 455-467.

Peng, Q., Bizon, C., Gizer, I. R., Wilhelmsen, K. C. & Ehlers, C. L. Genetic loci for alcohol-related life events and substance-induced affective symptoms: indexing the "dark side" of addiction. (2019). Translational Psychiatry, 9. PMCID: PMC6362044.

Peng, Q., Gizer, I. R., Wilhelmsen, K. C. & Ehlers, C. L. Associations between genomic variants in alcohol dehydrogenase genes and alcohol symptomatology in American Indians and European Americans: distinctions and convergence. (2017). Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, 41(10), 1695-1704. PMCID: PMC5626638.

Peng, Q., Schork, N. J., Wilhelmsen, K. C. & Ehlers, C. L. Whole genome sequence association and ancestry-informed polygenic profile of EEG alpha in a Native American population. (2017). American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B-Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 174(4), 435-450. PMCID: PMC5435561.

Peng, Q., Schork, A., Bartsch, H., Lo, M. T., Panizzon, M. S., Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition and Genetics Study, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Westlye, L. T., Kremen, W. S., Jernigan, T. L., Le Hellard, S., Steen, V. M., et al. Conservation of distinct enetically-mediated human cortical pattern. (2016). PLoS Genetics, 12. PMCID: PMC4961377.

Ehlers, C. L., Gizer, I. R., Bizon, C., Slutske, W., Peng, Q., Schork, N. J. & Wilhelmsen, K. C. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the REG-CTNNA2 region of chromosome 2 and NEIL3 associated with impulsivity in a Native American sample. (2016). Genes Brain and Behavior, 15(6), 568-577. PMCID: PMC4935619.

Chen, C. H., Schork, A. J., Lo, M. T., Fan, C. C., Wang, Y., Desikan, R. S., Bettella, F., Hagler, D. J., Pediatric Imaging, Neurocognition, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, Westlye, L. T., Kremen, W. S. Large-scale genomics unveil polygenic architecture of human cortical surface area. (2015). Nature Communications, 6, 7549. PMCID: PMC4518289.

Peng, Q. & Schork, N. J. Utility of network integrity methods in therapeutic target identification. (2014). Frontiers in Genetics, 5. PMCID: PMC3909879.