March 23, 2019

The lab attended the West Coast Society of Developmental Biology meeting in Cambria, CA. Soledad gave a talk on mesenchymal senescence in the lung and won the award for best postdoctoral presentation. Congratulations, Soledad!

December 8, 2018


The Peng and Looney Labs had their holiday party!

November 9, 2018

The lab attended the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology retreat in Santa Cruz. Chaoqun, Soledad, and Monica presented posters.

August 18-24, 2018

Tien, Chaoqun, and Soledad attended the Gordon Research Conference on Tissue Niches and Resident Stem Cells in New Hampshire.  Chaoqun gave a talk on Hedgehog stromal expansion and Soledad and Chaoqun presented posters.

July 6, 2018

Graphical Abstract for Chaoqun's paper

Graphical Abstract for Chaoqun's paper

Chaoqun's paper on Hedgehog stromal expansion was accepted to the Journal of Clinical Investigation!

Read it here →

June 26, 2018

Chaoqun was awarded a 3 year postdoctoral fellowship from the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program!

April 23, 2018


Soledad gave a talk on the stromal contribution to the aging lung at the UCSF Pulmonary Research Conference.

March 19, 2018


Chaoqun presented his research at the UCSF Pulmonary Research Conference in a talk titled "Expansion of hedgehog activation disrupts stromal identity and induces emphysema"


February 1, 2018

Congratulations to Soledad for receiving the F32 award from the NHLBI, and Tien for receiving the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program New Investigator Award!

December 16, 2017

The Peng, Shum, and Looney Labs held their annual joint holiday party!

October 28, 2017

The lab attended the UCSF Biomedical Sciences retreat in Lake Tahoe.  Tien gave a talk on the maintenance of cellular diversity in the adult lung.

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September 28, 2017

Sean De La O joined the lab for the fall as a rotating graduate student from UCSF's Developmental & Stem Cell Biology program.


June 16, 2017

Goodbye party for our research associate, Becky!  She will begin medical school at Temple University in the fall.

February 1, 2017


Soledad starts her Postdoc!  She completed her PhD on pre-implantation development at UC Irvine and will now begin studying aging in the lung.

October 4, 2016

Peng Lab receives NIH award to study aging in the mesenchyme. Read More →