Chao-Feng Huang is a professor of Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology (PSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology from Ehime University in 2009. He did postdoctoral research at Okayama University, UC Riverside and Purdue University. He then became a faculty member at Nanjing Agricultural University in August, 2012, and worked there for around four and a half years. Subsequently, he joined PSC and led a research group since December, 2016.

Dr. Chao-Feng Huang’s group are interested in understanding the mechanisms of aluminum (Al) resistance in plants, particularly the sensing and signaling pathways used by plants in response to Al stress. Elucidation of Al-resistance mechanisms will help genetic engineering to improve crop resistance to Al stress, which is a major limiting factor for crop production on acid soils. They are also interested in understanding the mechanisms of manganese (Mn) transport and utilization in plants. Uncovering the Mn transport and utilization mechanisms will be a stepping stone to engineer crop tolerance to Mn deficiency, which frequently occurs in calcareous or alkaline soils.