Liping Huang, Ph.D.

Liping Huang

Position Title
Adjunct Professor, Department of Nutrition; Scientist, USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center

GGNB Faculty

430 USDA/WHNRC Building


  • M.D., Shanghai Medical University, PR China
  • Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa

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.