Huang’s research focuses on quantitative study of the protective immune function of conventional T cells, the immunosuppressive properties of regulatory T cells and the cytolytic function of natural killer cells. Utilizing state-of-the-art single-molecule and single-cell imaging techniques, single-molecule biomechanical assays as well as high-throughput systems biology methods, Huang’s group carries out basic scientific research, focusing on molecular mechanisms and immune function of cells, as well as translational researches with the objective of developing immunotherapies for infectious diseases and cancer.

Huang received his MS in chemical engineering in 2007 and PhD in bioengineering in 2008 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He started his postdoctoral research in immunology in 2009 at Stanford University. He is a recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).