Qian Peng, PhD

Assistant Professor of MCN
Department of Neuroscience
California Campus


B.S. (Computer Science), Beijing University,
Ph.D. (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
-2015 Research Associate, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Selected References

All Publications

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.

Gizer, I. R., Libiger, O., Bizon, C., Wilhelmsen, K. C., Schork, N. J. & Ehlers, C. L. Association and ancestry analysis of sequence variants in ADH and ALDH using alcohol-related phenotypes in a Native American community sample. (2014). American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B-Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 165(8), 673-683. PMCID: PMC4364382.

Peng, Q. & Ecker, J. R. Detection of allele-specific methylation through a generalized heterogeneous epigenome model. (2012). Bioinformatics, 28(12), I163-I171. PMCID: PMC3371863.

Peng, Q. & Smith, A. D. Multiple sequence assembly from reads alignable to a common reference genome. (2011). IEEE-ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 8(5), 1283-1295.

Chekanova, J. A., Gregory, B. D., Reverdatto, S. V., Chen, H., Kumar, R., Hooker, T., Yazaki, J., Li, P., Skiba, N., Peng, Q., Alonso, J., Brukhin, V., et al. Genome-wide high-resolution mapping of exosome substrates reveals hidden features in the Arabidopsis transcriptome. (2007). Cell, 131(7), 1340-1353.

Peng, Q., Pevzner, P. A. & Tesler, G. The fragile breakage versus random breakage models of chromosome evolution. (2006). PLoS Computational Biology, 2(2), 100-111. PMCID: PMC1378107.