Yansheng Liu receives new investigator award for proteomics research

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Yansheng Liu, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, has been awarded the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award from the US Human Proteome Organization (US HUPO).

The award is given annually to one early career scholar in recognition of significant achievements in proteomics.

Liu’s lab conducts quantitative proteomics at the Yale Cancer Biology Institute at the University’s West Campus. His research focusses on analyzing protein turnover and post-translational modifications to understand cancer aneuploidy - the condition of having an abnormal number of chromosomes - cellular signaling transduction, and biodiversity. The Liu Lab also contribute to the development of multiplexed data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry approaches.

“I’m excited and humbled to receive this award from US HUPO,” said Liu, who joined the Yale faculty at the end of 2017. “It is a great honor and a long-term encouragement, and I am grateful to my lab members, friends, collaborators, and colleagues!”

Proteomics is the study of the expressions, interactions, function, composition, and structures of a large number of proteins and their cellular activities. The field is particularly important because most diseases manifest at the level of protein activity.

US HUPO engages in scientific and educational activities to encourage the use of proteomics technologies and to disseminate knowledge pertaining to the human proteome and that of model organisms.

By Jon Atherton