Assoc Prof, Bioengineering
Genomics, molecular biotechnology and bioinformatics including chemistry and biophysics of protein and DNA molecules and technologies to uncover greater information regarding the human genome and genetics. Professor Huang is regarded as a key player in the arenas of genomics, bioinformatics and nanotechnology-based molecular devices. His work has been characterized by a deep understanding of the chemistry and biophysics of protein and DNA molecules and a interdisciplinary teamwork approach, which has led to truly creative results. He has research interests in genomics, proteomics, molecular biotechnology and nanotechnology. He is currently working to create innovative bioanalytical technologies for high throughput genomics, proteomics and biomedical research - especially to develop technologies for the massive parallelization and miniaturization of biochemical reactions and biomolecule analyses. Recently, he has been focusing on technologies for the parallel separation and cloning of single DNA molecules on solid surfaces for ultra-high throughput genome sequencing. Huang is also developing novel methods for fabricating protein arrays to study protein functions, protein-protein, protein DNA and protein-small molecules interactions. In the area of genetic regulatory networks, Huang will use both new and existing technologies in functional genomics and bioinformatics to identify regulatory networks on a genomic scale, and to elucidate their organizations and functions. He currently has one granted patent and one pending patent.
Xiaohua Huang received a B.S. in chemistry from Zhongshan University (China), and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University. He held a postdoctoral fellowship in genetics, biochemistry, pathology and biotechnology at the Yale University School of Medicine; and a postdoctoral fellowship in genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and engineering at Harvard Medical School. His research areas include functional genomics, proteomics, biotechnology, biophysics, biomedical engineering, chemistry and chemical biology. Huang's work in fashioning DNA micro arrays for the screening of diverse transcription factors is highly lauded by his peers. He is recognized internationally as a bioinformatics expert. Huang was awarded the Nicholas Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry at Stanford. He is a member of the Biophysics Society and the American Chemical Society. He joined UCSD in 2002 and holds a patent.Selected Publications:
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