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 the 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 research includes:

•The factors in tumor microenvironment contributes to ovarian cancer progress;
•New drug development for recurrent ovarian cancer treatment;
•The early DNA methylation profiles contribute to the cancer development in late life;
•The special changes in the tumor microenvironment;
•Epigenetics and epigenomics.

Dr. Huang has received an R03 funding titled “Role of Age-Related Changes in the Tumor Microenvironment on Ovarian Cancer Progression” from NIA at NIH for year 2021-2023.

Current Research Interests

Dr. Huang’s current research interests include:
1) Impacts of the tumor microenvironment on ovarian cancer metastasis and recurrence;
2) Epigenetic modifications in relation to ovarian cancer development and progression
3) Identification of novel drugs that target ovarian cancer stem cells;
4) Functional impacts of epigenetic modifications, resulting from early life exposures, on disease risk (including cancer) in later life;
5) Development of epigenetic screening tools for diagnostic and prognostic utility;
6) In vivo animal models for the study of chemotherapeutic response, with particular focus on ovarian cancer and the delay or prevention of recurrence;
7) The early DNA methylation profiles contribute to the cancer development in late life;
8) The comprehensive profiling of spatial biology in the tumor microenvironment in ovarian cancer

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