Dr. Huang trained as a neurologist practicing in clinics for nine years before starting her medical research career as an NHMRC Research Officer at NeuRA in 2003. Her PhD training included genetics and proteomics, with postdoctoral training in neuropathology at NeuRA with Prof. Glenda Halliday. Due to her expertise, she was invited to review articles for many journals. In 2007 Dr. Huang was successful in obtaining NHMRC funding for a senior position to study LRRK2 mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease. In 2008, She gained an Alzheimer's Australia Research (AAR) funding for genetics of dementia study. Her research focus is to identify translational factors that will help patients with Parkinson’s disease or dementia. Dr. Huang is a conjoint senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales.