2012 Presidential Management Fellow – Mengfei Huang
Mengfei Huang joined the NIH in 2010 as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) designated to NIAID. She received her MSc in Neuroscience from Oxford University in 2009 as a Fulbright Scholar to the UK. She received her BS in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2007 with Honors and University Distinction. She has conducted research across molecular, systems, and cognitive neuroscience, to investigate models ranging from color vision to neurodegenerative disease.
Prior to her arrival at the NIH, Mengfei completed a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Academies, where she worked on the Board of Science Education as well as the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Children, Youth, and Families. Her interest in science outreach and education traces back to her work with the Exploratorium—a museum of science, art, and perception—in training elementary school teachers on how to use art to teach science.
Mengfei has also worked as a management strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, where she engaged with clients in both the private and public sector. Her projects included streamlining operations, strategic planning, and designing dashboards for data-driven decision-making.
She hopes to combine her scientific, business, and policy interests throughout her two-year fellowship, and is excited to join the NIAID and NIH family!