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Yansheng Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology

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Yansheng Liu, PhD

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Dr. Liu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine. 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. He then carried out his post-doctoral training at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, under the mentorship of Ruedi Aebersold. In December 2017, Yansheng joined the faculty at Yale and began his independent career. His research program is focused on analyzing protein turnover and post-translational modifications for understanding cancer aneuploidy, cellular signaling transduction, and biodiversity. The Liu Lab also aims to contribute to the development of multiplexed data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) approaches. Dr. Liu has received the 2021 ASMS Research Award, HUPO ECR Award (winner), and the 2023 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
HUPO Education & Training CommitteeCommittee Member2022 - Present
ProteomicsSpecial Issue: "PTM and phenotype"2021 - Present
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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