Research & Publications
Dr. Yingqun Huang is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. She received her undergraduate and medical degree from Fudan University School of Medicine in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Connecticut in 1997. She carried out postdoctoral work with Dr. Gordon Carmichael at the University of Connecticut Health Center and then with Dr. Joan Steitz at Yale University in the field of RNA and posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression in mammalian cells. She joined the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale in 2003 and was promoted to Professor in 2020.
Dr. Huang’s research centers on the mechanistic understanding of endocrine disorders including diabetes and infertility, in addition to reproductive tract tumors. In the past 7 years studies from her laboratory have demonstrated that noncoding RNAs play an important role in human health and disease and could constitute a novel class of RNA therapeutics for uterine fibroids, ovarian and endometrial cancers, and type-2 diabetes. Her significant contributions in the fields are highlighted by multiple publications in high impact journals, including Molecular Cell, Nature Communications, EMBO Molecular Medicine, PNAS, Nucleic Acids Research, Cell Reports, Diabetes, and Oncogene.
In addition to research, Dr. Huang is a dedicated teacher and mentor. She has mentored and trained many medical fellows, postdoctoral associates, and PhD students. Two of the medical fellows have become reproductive physician scientists holding assistant professor positions. Dr. Huang has served as and will continue to be Director of Molecular Biology Core Training Laboratory for the Yale Women’s Reproductive Health Research program (WRHR). In recognition of her deep commitment to teaching and mentoring, she received the Harold Behrman Teaching Award in 2013.
Education & Training
- PhDUniversity of Connecticut Health Center (1997)
- MDShanghai Medical University (1988)