Alice S. Huang
|Alice S. Huang|
22 March 1939|
|Institutions||University of Massachusetts Amherst
Johns Hopkins University
Keck Graduate Institute
|Alma mater||Wellesley College
Johns Hopkins University
|Known for||molecular biology of vesicular stomatitis virus|
|Notable awards||Eli Lilly Award in Immunology and Microbiology (1977)
Alice C. Evans Award (2001)
|Spouse||David Baltimore (m. 1968; 1 child)|
Alice S. Huang (traditional Chinese: 黃詩厚; simplified Chinese: 黄诗厚; Pinyin: Huáng Shīhòu; Wade–Giles: Huang Shih-Hou) is an American biologist specialized in microbiology and virology. She is Senior Faculty Associate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology, and served as President of AAAS during the 2010-2011 term.
Huang was born in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, in 1939. Huang's father was trained in the United States, and she emigrated to the U.S. in 1949. She attended St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy (in Burlington, New Jersey), the National Cathedral School (in Washington, D.C.), and Wellesley College (in Wellesley, Massachusetts). Huang received B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. (in microbiology in 1966) degrees all from The Johns Hopkins University.
Huang subsequently conducted her postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her postdoctoral mentor was David Baltimore, who would become her husband in 1968.
Huang has spent more than twenty years as a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. In 1971, Huang was appointed Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, and was promoted to full Professor in 1979. During her Harvard period, Huang was also a coordinator of the Virology Unit at the Channing Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center for two years. She also served as the Director of the "Virus-Host Interactions in Cancer" training program (funded by the National Cancer Institute) for fifteen years.
Huang became the Director of the Laboratories of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children's Hospital in 1979. Subsequently, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Science of the New York University. Huang is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI). Besides, Huang also served on the Board of Trustees of the Keystone Center, Health Effects Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her alma mater Johns Hopkins University.
Huang one of the Directors of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation, Waksman Foundation for Microbiology, and the Public Agenda. Huang is a Member of the Committee of 100. She was pointed a Council Member of the California Council on Science and Technology in 2004, and served for two terms. She currently consults on education, science, and science policy. Huang is commented as having a broad international view, and has also consulted on science policies for government agencies not only in the United States but also in several nations including Singapore, Taiwan, China, and Portugal.
Awards and Associate
- Outstanding Woman Scientist Award from New York Academy of Science
- 1977 - Eli Lilly Award in Immunology and Microbiology (from the American Society for Microbiology)
- 1999 - Achievement Award (from the Chinese-American Faculty Association of Southern California)
- 2001 - the Alice C. Evans Award (from the American Society for Microbiology)
- 1990 - Academicians of Academia Sinica (Life Science Division, elected during the biennial Convocation when she was 51 years old)
- President of the American Society for Microbiology
- 2010 - President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (17 February 2010 – 21 February 2011)
- Member of the Committee of 100
- Honorary doctorate of science from Wheaton College
- Honorary doctorate of science from Mount Holyoke College
- Honorary doctorate of science from the Drexel University College of Medicine
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- "Dr. Alice S. Huang, Ph.D.". Baltimore Associates, California Institute of Technology. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
- "Alice S. Huang Chosen To Serve As AAAS President-Elect" (shtml). News Archives, American Association for the Advancement of Science. 29 January 2009. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
- "Alice S. Huang : The Rockefeller Foundation". The Rockefeller Foundation.
- "ALICE S. HUANG". CAFA. Retrieved January 1, 2010.
- "KGI Emeritus Trustee Alice Huang, PhD, Elected President of AAAS". Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences. February 25, 2009; Claremont, California. Retrieved October 9, 2013.