Dr. Huang received his initial medical education in China (Shantou, 1977-82). He was later awarded the Li Ka Shing Academic Foundation Scholarship to undertake postgraduate training in the UK (1987-90), and subsequently became engaged in active immunology research and teaching at the Universities of Glasgow (1990-7), Oxford (1997-2000) and Hong Kong (2000-7). He is currently a Senior Lecturer affiliated to the Imperial College London (since 2007). Immunology has been his major field of research, with a focus on immune regulation in autoimmune diseases. His current research focuses on the roles of dendritic cells (DC), regulatory T (Treg) and B (Breg) cells in systemic autoimmunity (lupus). Based on their findings, he and his research group members are trying to understand how the immune system is normally regulated, why dysregulation of which may cause diseases, and whether the so-called “self-reactivity” (autoimmunity) can be alternatively switched on, and then effectively redirected for cancer treatment (anti-tumour immunity).