Researcher biography

Dr. Huang received MBBS degree in Clinical Medicine at School of Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University from 2001-2006. She had two years of specialist training in the field of Endocrinology and awarded a Master Degree in Clinical Medicine from 2007 to 2008. Since 2009, she has been pursuing a PhD degree in School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland. She continued working at UQ following completion of her PhD in 2014. Her research investigates central and peripheral mechanisms that modulate growth, ageing, reproduction and energy homeostasis in a setting of diseases including metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes. She developed landmark methodologies for the assessment of patterned growth hormone release in mice and discovered neuronal mechanisms that modulate growth hormone secretion relative to food intake. Her work achieved prestigious scientific awards, including The Endocrine Society Outstanding Abstract Awards (USA), the Presidential Poster competition Awards (USA) and Australia Women in Endocrinology NovoNordisk Travel Award (Australia), and received media attention including editorial from Endocrine Reviews and interviews from NeuroEndoNow in UK.