Peipei PingProfessor | Los Angeles, California
Peipei Ping, Ph.D., is a Professor of Physiology, Medicine/Cardiology, and Bioinformatics in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Zhejiang University, China in 1985. Mentored by Dr. Paul C. Johnson, Dr. Ping received her Ph.D. in Cardiovascular Physiology at University of Arizona in 1990. Subsequently, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Dr. James E. Faber’s Vascular Biology laboratory at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a second postdoctoral training with Dr. H. Kirk Hammond at UCSD in Molecular Cardiology and translational research. Under the mentorship of Dr. H. Kirk Hammond, she made remarkable contributions in elucidating the expression and signaling of diverse G protein receptor kinases and beta-adrenergic receptors in the normal and injured heart, which resulted publications in high-impact journals as J Clin Invest (1995) and Nature Medicine (1996).
In 1996, Dr. Ping accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Department of physiology/Division of Cardiology at University of Louisville where she worked closely with Dr. Roberto Bolli, and pioneered a functional proteomics approach to identify the protein signaling modalities in ischemic/reperfusion injuries and cardioprotection. In 1998, her research group was the first to identify the subproteomes containing PKCε that are responsible for signaling mediation of cardioprotection. Dr. Ping was promoted as Associate Professor in 2000.
In 2002, Dr. Ping was recruited to UCLA as a Full Professor of Physiology, Medicine/Cardiology, and Bioinformatics in the David Geffen School of Medicine. Since joining UCLA, she led an investigator team and successfully competed for several major NIH awards. During this time, Dr. Ping served as the director of the NHLBI Program Project on Myocardial Ischemia Injury and Protection (2004-2011), International Consortium of Proteome Biology in Cardiovascular Medicine (2010-current), NHLBI Proteomics Center at UCLA (2010-2015), NIH BD2K Center of Excellence for Biomedical Computing at UCLA (2014-current), and NIH BD2K Centers-Coordination Center (2015-current).