Huanghe Yang


Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Biochemistry
  • Associate Professor in Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
  • Assistant Professor in Neurobiology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 213 Nanaline H Duke, Box 3711, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 684 1406
  • Email Address:
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  • Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis, 2008

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award. NIH. 2017
  • Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). NINDS. 2014

Courses Taught

  • BIOCHEM 593: Research Independent Study
  • BIOCHEM 393: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Yang, L; Liang, P; Yang, H; Coyne, CB, Trophoblast organoids with physiological polarity model placental structure and function., J Cell Sci, vol 137 no. 5 (2024) [10.1242/jcs.261528] [abs].
  • Zhang, G; Yang, H; Wang, Y; Liang, H; Shi, J; Cui, J, Redox-dependent Cd2+ inhibition of BK-type Ca2+-activated K+ channels., Biophys J (2024) [10.1016/j.bpj.2024.02.015] [abs].
  • Lowry, AJ; Liang, P; Wan, YCS; Pei, Z-M; Yang, H; Zhang, Y, TMEM16 and TMEM63/OSCA proteins share a conserved potential to permeate ions and phospholipids. (2024) [10.1101/2024.02.04.578431] [abs].
  • Liang, P; Zhang, Y; Wan, YCS; Ma, S; Dong, P; Lowry, AJ; Francis, SJ; Khandelwal, S; Delahunty, M; Telen, MJ; Strouse, JJ; Arepally, GM; Yang, H, Deciphering and disrupting PIEZO1-TMEM16F interplay in hereditary xerocytosis., Blood, vol 143 no. 4 (2024), pp. 357-369 [10.1182/blood.2023021465] [abs].
  • Zhang, Y; Yang, H, Quantification of Trophoblast Syncytialization by Fluorescent Membrane Labeling., Methods Mol Biol, vol 2728 (2024), pp. 99-104 [10.1007/978-1-0716-3495-0_8] [abs].