*Research Areas: (1) TOR pathway and cell growth control in yeast S. cerevisiae and in human cancer; (2) neuroscience and stem cell biology.
*Research Interests: molecular recognition; signal transduction; gene expression; protein networks; nanotechnology; systems biology.
*Research methodologies/tools include: functional genomics and proteomics, molecular Biology, biochemistry, cell biology, chemical genetics, high-throughput drug discovery, bioinformatics.
Teaching: Pharmacology 251 | 237 | 291 | ACCESS M297 | M234 | CHEM 205 | CHEM 206
Jing Huang is an associate professor in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA. She received her B.S. in Genetics from Fudan University in China before coming to the United States for graduate studies. Her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology was done with the late Hal Weintraub and Larry Kedes, investigating the molecular mechanisms of gene regulation by bHLH transcription factors in cell fate determination and cell differentiation. She was a HHMI postdoctoral fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology with Stuart Schreiber, where she used chemical genetics and functional genomics approaches to study signal transduction and gene expression. Her lab is interested in understanding the logic underlying cellular networks and in developing novel methods and reagents for interrogating molecular and higher-order functions in normal biology and in diseases.