Liping Huang, Ph.D.

Liping Huang

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Research Geneticist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition

430 USDA/WHNRC Building
Bio

Research Interests

Dr. Huang has primarily focused on mammalian zinc transporter proteins and their roles in maintaining body zinc homeostasis, regulating body adiposity, and modifying insulin expression. She is also interested in the molecular mechanisms by which zinc and lunasin reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Her work involves cell lines and mice to investigate the roles of zinc in reduction of prostate cancer risk and in regulation of body weight, body fat, and insulin resistance.