Liping Huang

Liping Huang MD, Ph.D.


Dr. Huang is a Geneticist at the ARS/USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center and an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis. Dr. Huang received her M.D. degree in Medicine and Public Health at Shanghai Medical University and received her Ph.D. degree in Molecular Virology at the Department of Microbiology at University of Iowa. She had previously worked as a Physician for the CDC in Shanghai and was a Postdoctoral Associate in Molecular Genetics at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at UC San Francisco. Her research has primarily focused on mammalian zinc transporter proteins and their roles in maintaining body zinc homeostasis, regulating body adiposity and preventing obesity and diabetes. Dr. Huang is also interesting in the molecular mechanisms by which zinc and lunasin reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Dr. Huang is a member of the Society for Zinc Biology and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.