Professor Lei Huang is the Vice Director of the Department of Histoembryology, Genetics and Developmental Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, PI of the Key Laboratory of Cell Differentiation and Apoptosis of the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Reproductive Medicine. Professor Huang has published 30 papers on the subject of the mechanism of cancer initiation. Much of her effort focuses on the oncoprotein MUC1. The goals of her research are understanding the role of the oncoprotein MUC1 in tumorigenesis and therapy; exploring the mechanism of how MUC1 is activated; and developing MUC1 as a prognostic and predictive marker to guide the application of tumor therapy. After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the Hunan Normal University, P. R. China, in 1991, she started working in the Department of Medical Genetics of Xiangya Medical School, P. R. China, where she obtained her Ph.D. in 2000. In 2001 Dr. Huang continued her Postdoctoral training in the Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. In 2007 she moved to the Department of Medical Genetics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P. R. China.