Ping Wang, PhD, DABCC, FAACC

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Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Clinical Chemistry Section, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Director of Core Laboratory, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Director of William Pepper Laboratory George Woodward Fellowship Program in Physiological Chemistry , University of Pennsylvania
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
Chief of Clinical Chemistry
Director of Core Laboratory
Hospital of University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St.
Founders 7.103
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-614-6062
Lab: 215-400-1526 (cell)
BS (Biological Sciences & Biotechnology)
Tsinghua University, China, 2000.
PhD (Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology)
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Wang is a member of the FDA Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Her clinical expertise includes Clinical Chemistry, Automation, Point-of-care Testing, Toxicology and Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Diagnostics.

Web Links:
Penn Today report on the microbubbling SARS-CoV-2 antigen test

My Diagnostics World News Interview

360Dx Report on the Fentanyl Lateral Flow Assay

360Dx Report on the Microbubbling Technology

Penn Medicine Q&A on the microbubbling SARS-CoV-2 antigen test

Penn Coronavirus Symposium presentation

New COVID-19 Testing Technology at Penn

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Wang has also worked with industry partners to translate diagnostic tools in development into clinical applications, by way of pre-submission clinical studies and clinical trials.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Wang's research interests focus on developing, validating and clinical translation of innovative point of care devices with novel sensors, materials and microfluidics.

Selected Publications

Chen H, Li Z, Feng S, Richard-Greenblatt M, Hutson E, Andrianus S, Glaser LJ, Rodino KG, Qian J, Jayaraman D, Collman RG, Glascock A, Bushman FD, Lee JS, Cherry S, Fausto A, Weiss SR, Koo H, Corby PM, O’Doherty U, Garfall AL, Vogl DT, Stadtmauer EA, Wang P: Femtomolar SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection Using the Microbubbling Digital Assay with Smartphone Readout Enables Antigen Burden Quantitation and Tracking. Clin Chem In press 2021.

Chen H., Li Z., Zhang L., Sawaya P., Shi J., Wang P.: Quantitation of Femtomolar Protein Biomarkers Using a Simple Microbubbling Digital Assay via Bright-field Smartphone Imaging. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 58(39): 2-9, July 2019 Notes: Featured by 360Dx:

Li Z., Chen H., Feng S., Liu K. and Wang P.: Development and Clinical Validation of a Sensitive Lateral Flow Assay for Rapid Urine Fentanyl Screening in the Emergency Department. Clinical Chemistry 66(2): 324-32, February 2020.

Wang P* and Kricka LJ : Current and Emerging Trends in Point-of-care Technology and Strategies for Clinical Validation and Implementation. Clinical Chemistry 64(10): 1439-52, October 2018 Notes: *Corresponding author Cover article Featured by Diagnostics World News:

Chen H., Liu K., Li Z. and Wang P.: Point-of-care Testing for Infectious Diseases. Clinica Chimica Acta 493: 138-147, June 2019 Notes: No issue. doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2019.03.008. Epub 2019 Mar 8.

Reece JT, Milone MC, Wang P, Herman D and Shaw LM: A Biomarker for Concussion: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown. The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine 5(1): 170-82, January 2020.

Xu X, Gao D, Wang P, Chen J, Ruan J, Xu J, and Xia X: Efficient homology-directed gene editing by CRISPR/Cas9 in human stem and primary cells using tube electroporation. Nature Scientific Reports 8(1): 11649, August 2018.

Wang L, Naudé N, Chang Y, Crivaro A, Kamoun M, Wang P*, and Li L* : A Ultra-low Cost Smartphone Octochannel Spectrometer for Mobile Health Diagnostics. Journal of Biophotonics 11(8): doi:10.1002/jbio.201700382, August 2018 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors Highlighted on

Wang L, Naudé N, Demissie M, Crivaro A, Kamoun M, Wang P*, Li L* : Analytical Validation of an Ultra Low-cost Mobile Phone Microplate Reader for Infectious Disease Testing. Clinica Chimica Acta 482: 21-26, July 2018 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors. No issue.

Herman D., Cobani E., Baraban E., Bagg A., and Wang P.: Falsely Increased Plasma Lactate Dehydrogenase without Hemolysis following Transport through Pneumatic Tube System. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine 4(3): 433-438, July 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1373/jalm.2018.028928. Epub 2019 Aug 13.

Li Z., Chen H. and Wang P.: Lateral Flow Assay Ruler for Quantitative and Rapid Point-of-care Testing. Analyst 144(10): 3314-22, May 2019 Notes: DOI: 10.1039/C9AN00374F

Rosenbaum MW, Flood JG, Melanson SEF, Baumann NA, Marzinke MA, Rai AJ, Hayden J, Wu A, Ladror M, Lifshitz MS, Palmer SM, Bowen R, Babic N, Sobhani K, Giacherio D, Bocsi G, Herman DS, Wang P, Toffaletti J, Handel E, Kelly KA, Albeiroti S, Wang S, Zimmer M, Driver B, Yi X, Wilburn C, Lewandowski KB: Quality Control Practices for Chemistry and Immunochemistry in a Cohort of 21 Large Academic Medical Centers. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 150(2): 1-9, July 2018.

Liu Z, Chen R; Li Y; Liu J; Wang P*; Xia X* and Qin L* : Integrated microfluidic chip for efficient isolation and deformability analysis of circulating tumor cells. Advanced Biosystems 2(10):, September 2018 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors

Wang P, Panatdasirisuk W, Zhang M, Stoltzfus A, Dion G, Yang S: Wearable Knitted Bands For Sweat Glucose Sensing and Quantitation in Telemedicine. 27th Critical and Point of Care Testing International Symposium, Anaheim, CA September 2018.

Li Y, Xuan J, Song Y, Qi W, Wang P*, Qin L* : Nanoporous Glass Integrated in Volumetric Bar-chart Chip for Point-of-care Diagnostics of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. ACS Nano 10(1): 1640-47, Jan 2016 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors. doi: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07357. Epub 2015 Dec 28.

Li Y, Uddayasankar U, He B, Wang P* and Qin L* : Fast, Sensitive and Quantitative Point-of-care Platform for the Assessment of Drugs of Abuse in Urine, Serum and Whole Blood. Analytical Chemistry 89(16): 8273-8281, August 2017 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors.

Wilburn C.R., Bernard D.W., Zieske A.W, Andrieni J., Miller T. and Wang P. : The Prevalence and Role of Hemoglobin Variants in Biometric Screening of a Multiethnic Population: One Large Health System’s experience. American Journal of Clinical Pathology 147(6): 589-95, June 2017.

Song Y., Wang Y., Qi W., Li Y., Xuan J., Wang P*., Qin L* : Integrative volumetric bar-chart chip for rapid and quantitative point-of-care detection of myocardial infarction biomarker. Lab on a Chip 16(15): 2955-62, August 2016 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors.

Li Y, Xuan J, Song Y, Li Y, Wang P*, Qin L* : A Microfluidic Platform with Digital Readout and Ultra-Low Detection Limit for Quantitative Point-of-Care Diagnostics. Lab on a Chip 15(16): 3300-06, Aug 2015 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors. doi: 10.1039/c5lc00529a.

Zhang Y, Wu M, Han X, Wang P*, and Qin L* : High Throughput, Label-free Isolation of Cancer Stem Cells on the Basis of Cell Adhesion Capacity. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 127(37): 1-6, Sep 2015 Notes: *Equal corresponding authors. doi: 10.1002/anie.201505294. Epub 2015 Jul 15

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