Professor Peipei Ping honored for work studying how proteins affect the heart

From Amy Albin |

The Human Proteome Organization awarded Peipei Ping, a professor of physiology, medicine and bioinformatics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, as a co-recipient of the 2018 Clinical and Translational Proteomics Award.

This award recognizes Ping’s decades of accomplishments in proteomic sciences, which are the large-scale study of proteins and which represent advances to all of biology. Ping shared the award with Bernd Bodenmiller of the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Ping is internationally recognized for her expertise in mitochondrial biology, data science, proteomics and computational analytical platforms in cardiovascular diseases. Her team in Ping Research Program at UCLA develops data science methods and analytical approaches to better understand how protein dynamics orchestrate higher physiological functions in normal and diseased hearts.

The Human Proteome Organization is an international scientific organization representing and promoting proteomics through international cooperation and collaborations by fostering the development of new technologies, techniques and training.