Taosheng Huang

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati University

President for Association of Chinese Geneticists in America (ACGA)

Email: taosheng.huang@cchmc.org

Biography

Dr. Taosheng Huang is with tenure in Human Genetics, Director, Program of Mitochondrial Medicine. Director of the Molecular Diagnostic laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). Dr. Huang graduated from Fujian Medical University in 1983 and completed his Ph.D. study at Mount Sinai Medical School in 1991, Dr. Huang completed his pediatrics residency at Georgetown University Hospital in 1996 and his clinical genetics and clinical molecular genetics fellowship at Harvard Medical School in 1999.   Dr. Huang became a junior faculty at the Children’s Hospital at Harvard from 1999-2001. Dr. Huang is board-certified in Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics.

In 2001, Dr. Huang moved to the University of California, Irvine as an independent investigator. The primary interest of his lab is to study the molecular basis of genetic syndromes, and apply discoveries from genetic syndromes to common diseases. In 2012, Dr. Huang joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) to direct the program of Mitochondrial Medicine. The goal of the program is the integration of the research, molecular testing and clinical service to improve the care of patients with mitochondrial disease. With an enriched patient population at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, his group has identified seven novel genes associate with human diseases. Currently, his laboratory is characterizing them with both an iPS cell model and a CRISPR/Cas9 produced mouse model. His research on “three parent baby” in collaboration with Dr. John Zhang was among the top 10 science stories 2016. Dr. Huang serves for the editorial board of 20 scientific journals and has published over 100 scientific papers in a variety of topics.

He has been actively engaged in the exchange program between the United States and China. Dr. Huang previously served as VP of New England Area and the medical director of the American Chinese Medical Association. He was appointed member of the special committee for Yusheng Yuyou of People’s Republic of China (1999-2004) and advisory board member to Chinese Ministry of Health for targeted therapy (2009-2012). He was a Steering Committee member for Standardized Residency and Fellowship Training (2015-). Steering Committee Member of Society of Precision Medicine on Birth Defects (2018-), China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care (CPAM) (2016-) and the medical expert for Chinese Organization for Rare Disorders (2016-), a Steering Committee member for Chinese Association of Genetic Counselors(2016-) and advisory board member of Chinese Medical Geneticist Association. Dr. Huang is the President for Association of Chinese Geneticists in America (ACGA).