Xin Huang, PhD

Xin Huang, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Magee-Womens Research Institute of The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences. He received his undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Sichuan University, and Master degree in Genetics from Fudan University, both in China. He then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. After a short Postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, he subsequently came to Stanford University for Postdoctoral training in the Department of Radiation Oncology where he studied the mechanism of microRNA expression regulated by tumor hypoxia. He has received the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award for his research. Currently, the research in his laboratory is focused on identifying biomarkers for ovarian cancer early detection and understanding the function of a hypoxia-regulated microRNA, miR-210, in ovarian cancer tumorigenesis. The long-term goal of his laboratory is to improve the overall survival of ovarian cancer patients through early detection and developing novel therapeutic targets.