Research Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Initiative, Neuroscience and Aging Research Center, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
Dr. Timothy (Tim) Huang is a cell biologist, with a background in biochemistry and molecular biology. During his doctoral studies at the University of Calgary in Canada, Dr. Huang studied mechanisms that governed cell polarity in fission yeast which led him to uncover components related to the actin cytoskeleton. He then continued studying actin-related signaling mechanisms in mammalian cells at the Scripps Institute (La Jolla), which led him to characterize RhoGTPase pathways that may be dysregulated in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Dr. Huang joined the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (La Jolla) to continue his studies on signaling mechanisms related to AD, where his research program is focused on how AD-related risk factors such as SORLA and TREM2 can contribute to neuronal dysfunction and AD pathogenesis.