Josh 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 Cell Biology
  • Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 311 Research Drive, Box 3209, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 613 1573
  • Email Address: josh.huang@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. Brandeis University, 1995

Courses Taught

  • NEUROBIO 793: Research in Neurobiology
  • CMB 710F: Cell & Molecular Biology Module VI
  • CMB 710E: Cell & Molecular Biology Module V
  • BME 791: Graduate Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Raudales, Ricardo, Gukhan Kim, Sean M. Kelly, Joshua Hatfield, Wuqiang Guan, Shengli Zhao, Anirban Paul, Yongjun Qian, Bo Li, and Z Josh Huang. “Specific and comprehensive genetic targeting reveals brain-wide distribution and synaptic input patterns of GABAergic axo-axonic interneurons.,” March 25, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.07.566059.
  • Huilgol, Dhananjay, Jesse M. Levine, William Galbavy, Bor-Shuen Wang, and Z. Josh Huang. “Orderly specification and precise laminar deployment of cortical glutamatergic projection neuron types through intermediate progenitors.” Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, March 2, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1101/2024.03.01.582863.
  • Raudales, Ricardo, Gukhan Kim, Sean M. Kelly, Joshua Hatfield, Wuqiang Guan, Shengli Zhao, Anirban Paul, Yongjun Qian, Bo Li, and Z Josh Huang. “Specific and comprehensive genetic targeting reveals brain-wide distribution and synaptic input patterns of GABAergic axo-axonic interneurons.” ELife Sciences Publications, Ltd, January 16, 2024. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.93481.1.
  • Raudales, Ricardo, Gukhan Kim, Sean M. Kelly, Joshua Hatfield, Wuqiang Guan, Shengli Zhao, Anirban Paul, Yongjun Qian, Bo Li, and Z Josh Huang. “Specific and comprehensive genetic targeting reveals brain-wide distribution and synaptic input patterns of GABAergic axo-axonic interneurons.” ELife Sciences Publications, Ltd, January 16, 2024. https://doi.org/10.7554/elife.93481.
  • Li, Yi, Xu An, Yongjun Qian, X Hermione Xu, Shengli Zhao, Hemanth Mohan, Ludovica Bachschmid-Romano, Nicolas Brunel, Ian Q. Whishaw, and Z Josh Huang. “Cortical network and projection neuron types that articulate serial order in a skilled motor behavior.,” October 26, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.25.563871.