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Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FACB

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
Paul E Strandjord Young Investigator Award, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Poster Contest Award, Honorable Mention, 2006
American Association of Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting, Student Research Travel Grant, 2007
National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry Distinguished Abstract Award, 2009
Finalist, Outstanding Research Award in Molecular Pathology/Pharmacogenomics, AACC Molecular Pathology Division, 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
Dr. Edward S. Cooper Leadership Training Program, Perelman School of Medicine and Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, 2017
FOCUS Mid-career Series/University of Pennsylvania, 2017
Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar, 2017

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
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2010 - 2012
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Toxicology Division, 2010 - 2012
Association of Molecular Pathology, 2011 - Present
Immunosuppressant Scientific Committee, International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Toxicology, 2013 - Present
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2014 - 2016
American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases, 2014 - 2015
Electronic Testing Task Force, American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2014 - 2016
North American Chinese Clinical Chemists Association, 2015 - 2017
Unitegen, 2015 - Present
Commission on Accreditation of Clinical Chemistry, 2016 - 2016
NIH Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, ZRG1 SBIB-Q 57, Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for Diagnosis and Treatment (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional), 2017 - present
Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - Present
NIH Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel, Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, ZRG1 SBIB-Q 57, Academic-Industrial Partnerships for Translation of Technologies for
Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (RO1), 2017 - 2017
Roche Diagnostics US Infectious Disease Scientific Advisory Board, 2017 - Present
American Board of Clinical Chemistry, 2017 - Present
Personalized Medicine Division, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2019 - Present
Science and Practice Core Committee, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, 2019 - Present

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Selected Publications

Point-of-care Testing

Ping Wang, NEJM/AACC Learning Lab, https://www.aacc.org/education-and-career/learning-lab, 2019

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

Xiaoyun Xu, Dongbing Gao, Ping Wang, Jian Chen, Jinxue Ruan, Jie Xu, and Xiaofeng Xia, Scientific Reports 8(1): 11649, 2018

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

Li-Ju Wang, Nicole Naudé, Yu-Chung Chang, Anne Crivaro, Malek Kamoun, Ping Wang*, and Lei Li* *Equal corresponding authors, Journal of Biophotonics 11(8): doi:10.1002/jbio.201700382, 2018, PMID:29603674

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Acylcarnitine Signatures for Risk Prediction in Chronic Heart Failure

Ping Wang, Jiarui Lu, Hongzhe Li, Michael J. Bennett, Jeffrey Brandimarto, Michael Morely, Thomas Cappola, J. Eduardo Rame, Department of Medicine Research Day, University of Pennsylvania, 2018

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* *Equal corresponding authors, Clinica Chimica Acta 482(): 21-26, 2018, PMID:29580858

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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* *Equal corresponding authors, Advanced Biosystems, 2018

Current and Emerging Trends in Point-of-care Technology and Strategies for Clinical Validation and Implementation

Wang P* and Kricka LJ *Corresponding author, Clinical Chemistry 64(10): 00-00, 2018

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

Matthew W Rosenbaum, James G. Flood, PhD,MD; Stacy E.F. Melanson, MD,PhD; Nikola A. Baumann, PhD; Mark Albert Marzinke, PhD; Alex J. Rai, PhD; Joshua Hayden, PhD; Alan Wu, PhD; Megan Ladror, MLS; Mark S. Lifshitz, MD; Mitchell Scott, PhD; Octavia M. Peck Palmer, PhD; Raffick Bowen, PhD; Nikolina Babic, PhD; Kimia Sobhani, PhD; Donald Giacherio, PhD; Gregary Bocsi, DO; Daniel S. Herman, MD, PhD; Ping Wang PhD; John Toffaletti, PhD; Elizabeth Handel; Kathleen A. Kelly, PhD; Sami Albeiroti, PhD; Sihe Wang, PhD; Zimmer, Melissa; Brandon Driver, MD; Xin Yi, PhD; Clayton Wilburn, MD; Kent B. Lewandowski, MD, American Journal of Clinical Pathology 00(): 1-9, 2018

Developing In Vitro Diagnostics for Commercialization and Clinical Implementation

Ping Wang, Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists--A Practical Guide from Bench, to Business Plan, to Bedside, 2018