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 is focused primarily on ovarian cancer, specifically, on the mechanisms and gene regulation of ovarian cancer recurrence and the impact of the tumor microenvironment on ovarian cancer recurrence. 

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.

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