Junhao Huang


Summary

Junhao Huang received his Ph.D. (Surgery) degree at the Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he was supported by a research funding from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. During his PhD research in Drs Guo-Wei He and Qin Yang’s laboratory, Dr. Huang identified important roles of ion channels (TRP channels and calcium-activated potassium channels) in modulating vascular endothelial function and dysfunction under exposure to hypoxia-reoxygenation.

He then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in ion channel drug development at The Queen’s Medical Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he was supported by grants from NIH and The Weinman Foundation. During his research with Drs Reinhold Penner and Andrea Fleig, he studied the relationship between ion channels and cancer, also identified several novel ion channel blockers as potential anti-cancer drugs. Dr. Huang also worked as the postdoctoral scientist at Hawaii Pacific University as well as Virginia Commonwealth University, studying ion channels and human disease.

Dr. Huang currently works as an Associate Professor at Department of Sports and Health and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Sports and Health Promotion, Guangzhou Sport University, China.

Cardiology Cell Biology Kinesiology

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Work details

Associate Professor

Guangzhou Sport university
July 2015
Scientific Research Center
I currently work as an Associate Professor at Department of Sports and Health and Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Sports and Health Promotion, Scientific Research Center, Guangzhou Sport University, China. My laboratory is investigating the molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and the relationship between physical activity and human disease. I am especially interested in identifying how lifestyle modifications (exercise, diet, sleep, etc) improve cardiovascular function during physiological and pathophysiological states.

Postdoctoral Fellow

The Queen’s Medical Center
February 2011 - January 2013
Center for Biomedical Research
Studied on the role of transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7) channels in colon cancer development and use of TRPM7 antagonist as an anti-cancer strategy.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hawaii Pacific University
October 2013 - October 2014
College of Natural and Computational Sciences
Studied nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) and their modulators by using patch-clamp techniques.

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