Prof. Jiandong Huang (the School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Hong Kong.)
Prof. Huang earned his BS degree from Fudan University, Shanghai and went to the US through the CUSBEA program to pursue his PhD study in transcriptional regulation during fruit fly embryonic pattern formation. He earned his PhD degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Thereafter, Prof. Huang received his postdoctoral training in mouse genetics at National Cancer Institute, NIH in the USA. During this period, Prof. Huang was the first to report that the two major intracellular transportation systems of mammalian cells, the microtubule- and actin-filament-based system directly interact with each other through their motor proteins, kinesin and myosin. He established his own laboratory at the University of Hong Kong. Prof. Huang is now an endowed professor in the School of Biomedical Sciences, the University of Hong Kong.
Prof. Huang is a recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Award for Universities in Shanghai, Fellow of the China and United States Biochemistry Examination and Application (CUSBEA) Program, the HKU Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2005-2006, the HKU Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 2011-2012, and the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award 2014-2015.