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Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of the Clinical Chemistry Section and Core Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationHospital of University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.
Founders 7.103
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-6062

Email: Ping.Wang2@uphs.upenn.edu

Specialty Division

Laboratory Medicine

Itmat Expertise

Next-generation technologies that advance precision diagnosis and prognosis using bioengineering, nanotechnology, chemistry and microfluidics; clinical method development and clinical trials

Other Expertise

Dr. Wang has also worked with industry partners to translate diagnostic tools in development into clinical applications, by way of pre-submission clinical studies and clinical trials.

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Wang's clinical expertise includes general Clinical Chemistry, Automation, Point-of-care Testing, Toxicology and Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Diagnostics.

Research Expertise

Dr. Wang's research interests include improving analytic methods for precision disease diagnosis and prognosis by developing next-generation point of care devices with novel sensors, materials and microfluidics.

Education

BS (Biological Sciences & Biotechnology), Tsinghua University, China, 2000
PhD (Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005

Specialty Certification

American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Chemistry subspecialty #1032, 2008
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics subspecialty #47, 2008
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, Toxicological Chemistry subspecialty #127, 2011

Postgraduate Training

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship, COMACC-accredited, University of California, San Francisco, 2005-2007

Awards and Honors

Novo Nordisk Scholarship in Life Sciences, 1998
American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship, 2002-2004
University of Wisconsin-Madison Vilas Travel Award, 2004
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Poster Contest Award, Honorable Mention, 2006
Paul E Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Research Travel Grant, 2007
Finalist, Outstanding Research Award in Molecular Pathology/Pharmacogenomics, AACC Molecular Pathology Division, 2009
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, 2009
Finalist, Outstanding Research Award in Molecular Pathology/Pharmacogenomics, AACC Molecular Pathology Division, 2012
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, 2012
Career Cornerstone Award, 2013
Pathology Leadership Academy, Association of Pathology Chairs, 2016

Memberships and Professional Organizations

American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2005 - Present
Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2006 - Present
Northern California Section, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2006 - 2006
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry, 2008 - Present
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Division, 2010 - 2012
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2010 - 2012
Association of Molecular Pathology, 2011 - Present
Immunosuppressant Scientific Committee, International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, 2013 - Present
Electronic Testing Task Force, American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2014 - 2016
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2014 - 2016
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases, 2014 - 2015
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2015 - 2017
Unitegen, 2015 - Present
Commission on Accreditation of Clinical Chemistry, 2016 - 2016
Genome BC Canada, 2017 - 2017
NIH Center for Scientific Review, Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, ZRG1 SBIB-Q 57, Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01), 2017 - present
Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Training Program, Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, 2017 - 2017
Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, 2017 - 2017
FOCUS Mid-career Series/University of Pennsylvania, 2017 - 2017
Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - 2018
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - 2018
Roche Diagnostics US Infectious Disease Scientific Advisory Board, 2017 - Present
Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2019 - Present
Science and Practice Core Committee, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2019 - Present
NIH Bioengineering Sciences and Technologies IRG (BST) Center for Scientific Review Instrumentation and Systems Development (ISD) Study Section, 2019 - Present
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Research Prize Competition Organizing Taskforce, 2019 - Present
Committee for Omics Translation, Emerging Technologies Division, International Federation of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 2019 - Present

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Selected Publications

Quantitation of Femtomolar Protein Biomarkers Using a Simple Microbubbling Digital Assay via Bright-field Smartphone Imaging

Chen H., Li Z., Zhang L., Sawaya P., Shi J., Wang P., Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58(): 2-9, 2019

Development and Clinical Validation of a Sensitive Lateral Flow Assay for Rapid Urine Fentanyl Screening in the Emergency Department

Li Z., Chen H., Feng S., Liu K. and Wang P., Clinical Chemistry, In press

A Biomarker for Concussion: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Reece JT, Milone MC, Wang P, Herman D and Shaw LM, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, In Press

Point-of-care Testing for Infectious Diseases

Chen H., Liu K., Li Z. and Wang P., Clinica Chimica Acta 493(): 138-147, 2019

Efficient homology-directed gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 in human stem and primary cells using tube electroporation

Xu X, Gao D, Wang P, Chen J, Ruan J, Xu J, and Xia X, Nature Scientific Reports 8(1): 11649, 2018

A Ultra-low Cost Smartphone Octochannel Spectrometer for Mobile Health Diagnostics

Wang L, Naudé N, Chang Y, Crivaro A, Kamoun M, Wang P*, and Li L*, Journal of Biophotonics 11(8): doi:10.1002/jbio.201700382, 2018, PMID:29603674

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Analytical Validation of an Ultra Low-cost Mobile Phone Microplate Reader for Infectious Disease Testing

Wang L, Naudé N, Demissie M, Crivaro A, Kamoun M, Wang P*, Li L*, Clinica Chimica Acta 482(): 21-26, 2018, PMID:29580858

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Lateral Flow Assay Ruler for Quantitative and Rapid Point-of-care Testing

Li Z., Chen H. and Wang P., Analyst 144(): 3314-22, 2019

Falsely Increased Plasma Lactate Dehydrogenase without Hemolysis following Transport through Pneumatic Tube System

Herman D., Cobani E., Baraban E., Bagg A., and Wang P., Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2019

Wearable Knitted Bands For Sweat Glucose Sensing and Quantitation in Telemedicine

Wang P, Panatdasirisuk W, Zhang M, Stoltzfus A, Dion G, Yang S, 27th Critical and Point of Care Testing International Symposium, 2018

Quality Control Practices for Chemistry and Immunochemistry in a Cohort of 21 Large Academic Medical Centers

Rosenbaum MW, Flood JG, Melanson SEF, Baumann NA, Marzinke MA, Rai AJ, Hayden J, Wu A, Ladror M, Lifshitz MS, Palmer SM, Bowen R, Babic N, Sobhani K, Giacherio D, Bocsi G, Herman DS, Wang P, Toffaletti J, Handel E, Kelly KA, Albeiroti S, Wang S, Zimmer M, Driver B, Yi X, Wilburn C, Lewandowski KB, American Journal of Clinical Pathology 00(): 1-9, 2018

Integrated microfluidic chip for efficient isolation and deformability analysis of circulating tumor cells

Liu Z, Chen R; Li Y; Liu J; Wang P*; Xia X* and Qin L*, Advanced Biosystems, 2018

The Prevalence and Role of Hemoglobin Variants in Biometric Screening of a Multiethnic Population: One Large Health System’s experience

Wilburn C.R., Bernard D.W., Zieske A.W, Andrieni J., Miller T. and Wang P., American Journal of Clinical Pathology 147(6): 589-95, 2017, PMID:28575177

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Integrative volumetric bar-chart chip for rapid and quantitative point-of-care detection of myocardial infarction biomarker

Song Y., Wang Y., Qi W., Li Y., Xuan J., Wang P*., Qin L*, Lab on a Chip 16(15): 2955-62, 2016

Fast, Sensitive and Quantitative Point-of-care Platform for the Assessment of Drugs of Abuse in Urine, Serum and Whole Blood

Li Y, Uddayasankar U, He B, Wang P* and Qin L*, Analytical Chemistry 89(16): 8273-8281, 2017, PMID:28700829

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Nanoporous Glass Integrated in Volumetric Bar-chart Chip for Point-of-care Diagnostics of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Li Y, Xuan J, Song Y, Qi W, Wang P*, Qin L*, ACS Nano 10(1): 1640-47, 2016

A Microfluidic Platform with Digital Readout and Ultra-Low Detection Limit for Quantitative Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Li Y, Xuan J, Song Y, Li Y, Wang P*, Qin L*, Lab on a Chip 15(16): 3300-06, 2015

High Throughput, Label-free Isolation of Cancer Stem Cells on the Basis of Cell Adhesion Capacity

Zhang Y, Wu M, Han X, Wang P*, and Qin L*, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 127(37): 1-6, 2015