Ngan F. Huang, PhD, receives Veteran Affairs Research Career Scientist Award

March 29, 2023

Ngan F. Huang, PhD, associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, was recently awarded the Research Career Scientist Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

“This Research Career Scientist Award will support me in advancing the development of regenerative medicine therapies to treat in Veterans and civilians,” said Huang, who has a coterminous appointment as a principal investigator for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Huang is also the director of the Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Stanford School of Medicine. Her laboratory investigates the interactions between stem cells and extracellular matrix microenvironment for engineering cardiovascular and skeletal muscle tissues to treat cardiovascular and musculoskeletal diseases.

The Research Career Scientist Award is given to established, independent investigators who have distinguished themselves through scientific achievements and contributions to the VA research program and contribute to the VA in other service-focused roles and opportunities. Huang’s strong record of scientific contributions, funding history, and distinction within the VA and research community was recognized for this award.

Huang is a recipient of numerous other awards. Her research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine, American Heart Association, and Department of VA.

The award will provide up to five years of funding from 2023 to 2028.

Ngan F. Huang, PhD