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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Qiang Tong, Ph.D.

Qiang Tong

Assistant Professor
Dpartment of Pediatrics - Nutrition
Department of Medicine
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Children's Nutrition Research Center

Phone: 713-798-6716
Fax: 713-798-7101


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Postdoctoral, Harvard School of Public Health

Research Interests

  • Molecular mechanism of life span extension by caloric restriction
  • Adipose formation and function during obesity and diabetes
  • Muscle, heart and liver metabolism during obesity and diabetes

Selected Publications

  • Wang F, Nguyen M, Qin F X-F, Tong Q. SIRT2 deacetylates FOXO3a in response to oxidative stress and caloric restriction. Aging Cell. 2007. 6:505-14.
  • Shi T, Wang F, Stieren E, Tong Q. SIRT3, a mitochondrial sirtuin deacetylase, regulates mitochondrial function and thermogenesis in brown adipocytes. J Biol Chem. 2005. 280:13560-7.
  • Tong Q, Tsai J, Tan G, Dalgin G and Hotamisligil GS. Interaction between GATA and the C/EBP family of transcription factors is critical in GATA-mediated suppression of adipocyte differentiation. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2005. 25:706-15.
  • Tsai J, Tong Q, Tan G, Chang AN, Orkin SH, Hotamisligil GS. The transcription factor GATA2 regulates differentiation of brown adipocytes. EMBO Reports. 2005. 6:879-84.

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