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Liping Huang

Research Geneticist


430 West Health Sciences Drive

University of California, Davis

Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-5756

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    • Dr. Liping Huang joined the Western Human Nutrition Research Center in February, 2000. Before joining WHNRC, Dr. Huang worked at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as a post-doctoral associate. Dr. Huang obtained a M.D. degree in Medicine and Public Health at Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University Shanghai Medical College) in China in 1983 and a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology and virology at University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1995. Dr. Huang has primarily focused on mammalian zinc transporter proteins and their roles in maintaining body zinc homeostasis, regulating body adiposity, insulin metabolism in pancreatic beta-cells, and insulin resistance in muscle and fat.