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Yansheng Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Yansheng Liu, PhD

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Dr. Yansheng Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine and has joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics & Data Science (BIDS) as a secondary faculty member. He is also a group leader in quantitative proteomics at the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011 and completed his post-doctoral training at ETH Zurich under the mentorship of Ruedi Aebersold. Since joining Yale's faculty in December 2017, Dr. Liu has focused his research on analyzing protein turnover and post-translational modifications to understand cancer aneuploidy, cellular signaling transduction, and biodiversity. His lab is further dedicated to advancing multiplexed data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) and recently harnessing MALDI imaging mass spectrometry techniques in clinical applications. Dr. Liu has been recognized with several prestigious awards, including the ASMS Research Award, the HUPO ECR Award, and the US HUPO Robert J. Cotter Award.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellowship
    ETH Zurich, Switzerland (2017)
  • PhD
    Chinese Academy of sciences, Biomedical Sciences (2011)
  • BS
    Beijing Forestry University (2005)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Robert J. Cotter AwardUS HUPO2023
2021 HUPO Early Career Researcher ECR Manuscript Award (Winner)The Human Proteome Organization (HUPO)2021
Career Enhancement Program (CEP) awardYale SPORE in Lung Cancer2021
Early Career Faculty AwardAnnual Meeting, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)2021
2021 ASMS Research AwardAmerican Society for Mass Spectrometry2021
Emerging InvestigatorMolecular Omics, The Royal Society of Chemistry2021
2021 YCC Pilot Research Grant AwardYale Cancer Center2020
Emerging InvestigatorAmerican Society for Mass Spectrometry2019
2019 YCC Pilot Research Grant AwardYale Cancer Center2019
2018 Pilot Grant AwardCancer Systems Biology@Yale2018

Professional Service

ASMSAbstract Reviewer2024
Advisory Board, US HUPOMember2024 - Present
The innovation lifeEditorial Board Member2022 - Present
HUPO Education & Training CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
ProteomicsSpecial Issue: "PTM and phenotype"2021 - 2023
CASMSSession Chair2020 - Present
Review Commons, EMBOEditorial Advisory Board2019 - Present
HUPO Awards CommitteeCommittee Member2018 - Present
Proteomics-Clinical ApplicationsEditorial Board Member2017 - Present
ProteomicsEditorial Board Member2017 - Present

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