Xi Huang

Medical Review Panel

Canada Research Chair in Cancer Biophysics

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto

Senior Scientist, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program; Principal Investigator, Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre

SickKids Research Institute

Toronto, ON, Canada

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Dr. Huang received B.Sc. in Biological Sciences at Xiamen University and Ph.D. in Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University.

After completing postdoctoral training in Dr. Lily Jan’s lab at University of California, San Francisco, he started his lab at The Hospital for Sick Children. While extensive research has informed genetic and biochemical mechanisms in tumorigenesis, how mechanical and electrical signalling regulate cancer is less defined.

The Huang lab conducts curiosity-driven research to decode ion channel-mediated mechano-electrical-chemical signalling in tumors and develops ion channel-targeting therapeutic approaches to treat brain cancer.