Zhiqing Huang
Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She obtained her MD at North China Coal Medical University in China and her PhD at University of Heidelberg in Germany under the mentorship of Dr. Ralph Witzgall. She did her postdoctoral training with Dr. Jiemin Wong at Baylor College of Medicine studying how histone methylation and chromatin modifications regulate androgen receptor transcription. Dr. Huang’s current research interests include the functions of cancer stem-like cells in ovarian cancer recurrence using in vitro and in vivo models and the functional importance of the tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer initiation and progression.

Current Research Interests

My current research interests include: 1) The epigenetic modifications in relation to ovarian cancer development and progression; 2) The impacts of tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer metastasis and recurrence using in vivo and in vitro models; 3) The contributions of cancer stem cells on chemotherapeutic responses and cancer recurrence of ovarian cancer; 4) The functional impacts of epigenetic modifications result from preconceptional exposure on disease development (including but not only cancer) in late life; 5) Development of epigenetic screening tools; 6) In vivo models for cancer chemotherapeutic studies with a special focus on ovarian cancer and recurrent ovarian cancer.

My special interests include identifying new biomarkers for ovarian cancer based on DNA methylation and gene expression profiles, studying the response of cancer stem cells to chemotherapy using a xenograft model and ovarian cancer cell lines, identifying critical genes in tumor microenvironment and their functions to ovarian cancer progression and recurrence.

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