Josh Huang

Huang

Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience

We study the development and function of cortical circuits underlying motor control and cognitive processing. Our research program integrates multi-faceted approaches from genetic engineering to single-cell genomics, developmental neurobiology, imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral analyses, and aims to link fundamental neuroscience to the understanding and treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders.    

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience
  • Professor of Neurobiology
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor of Cell Biology

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 311 Research Drive, Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: (919) 613-1573
  • Email Address: josh.huang@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Brandeis University, 1995

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Elected Member. American Academy of Arts & Sciences. 2022

Courses Taught

  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 393: Research Independent Study
  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Qian, Y; Li, J; Zhao, S; Matthews, EA; Adoff, M; Zhong, W; An, X; Yeo, M; Park, C; Yang, X; Wang, B-S; Southwell, DG; Huang, ZJ, Programmable RNA sensing for cell monitoring and manipulation., Nature, vol 610 no. 7933 (2022), pp. 713-721 [10.1038/s41586-022-05280-1] [abs].
  • Huilgol, D; Levine, J; Galbavy, W; Wang, B-S; He, M; Suryanarayana, S; Huang, J, Direct and indirect neurogenesis generate a mosaic of distinct glutamatergic projection neuron types and cortical subnetworks (2022) [10.1101/2022.03.13.484161] [abs].
  • Mohan, H; An, X; Kondo, H; Zhao, S; Matho, K; Musall, S; Mitra, P; Huang, J, Cortical glutamatergic projection neuron types contribute to distinct functional subnetworks (2022) [10.21203/rs.3.rs-1337382/v1] [abs].
  • Deng, H; Xiao, X; Yang, T; Ritola, K; Hantman, A; Li, Y; Huang, ZJ; Li, B, A genetically defined insula-brainstem circuit selectively controls motivational vigor., Cell, vol 184 no. 26 (2021), pp. 6344-6360.e18 [10.1016/j.cell.2021.11.019] [abs].
  • Dudok, B; Szoboszlay, M; Paul, A; Klein, PM; Liao, Z; Hwaun, E; Szabo, GG; Geiller, T; Vancura, B; Wang, B-S; McKenzie, S; Homidan, J; Klaver, LMF; English, DF; Huang, ZJ; Buzsáki, G; Losonczy, A; Soltesz, I, Recruitment and inhibitory action of hippocampal axo-axonic cells during behavior., Neuron, vol 109 no. 23 (2021), pp. 3838-3850.e8 [10.1016/j.neuron.2021.09.033] [abs].