Dr. Huang is a molecular biologist and research professor at Johns Hopkins University whose work has included inquiry into RNA transfer suppression and the root causes of cancer. Passionate about scientific discovery, she earned her Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University in 1953 and immigrated to the United States the following year to continue her studies. Dr. Huang completed a Master of Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1956 and her Doctor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University in 1960. For the next five years, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology, and she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 1965 as an assistant professor, rising to associate in 1971. Dr. Huang has held industry and academic leadership roles throughout her career including terms as chair of the Gordon Research Conference, the Board of Scientific Counselors to the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging, and as a member of the Institute of Molecular Biology in Taiwan and the National Cancer Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous studies including “Histone, a Suppressor of Chromosomal RNA Transcriptions,” 1962, and looks forward to continuing her research with a focus on cancer and communicable disease prevention.
Dr. Huang was featured in an issue of Forbes Magazine celebrating her career and innovations.
Dr. Huang shares her professional story and inspirations in an interview with Marquis Insight Magazine.
Dr. Huang was honored as one of a select group of Marquis listees featured in the Wall Street Journal.