Yinsheng Wang to Receive EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry

November 12, 2018

Yinsheng Wang will receive the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 13.

Yinsheng Wang will receive the EAS Award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry at the Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)in Princeton, New Jersey, on November 13. Wang is a professor and the Donald T. Sawyer Endowed Founder’s Chair in Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside (Riverside, California).

Wang received his PhD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In addition to his position as a professor at UC Riverside, Wang also serves as the director of the Environmental Toxicology graduate program at Washington Unersity.

Wang’s current research involves the use of mass spectrometry, along with synthetic organic chemistry and molecular biology, for examining the occurrence and biological consequences of DNA damage and for assessing the biological functions of post-translational modifications of proteins.  

Wang has trained or is in the process of training more than 70 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows. He has co-authored more than 220 research articles. He was named as a fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences in 2012, and he was the recipient for the inaugural Chemical Research in Toxicology Young Investigator Award from the Division of Chemical Toxicology of the American Chemical Society (2012). He received the 2013 Biemann Medal from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He was also named the Yangtze River Scholars Distinguished Professor in 2016. He was a standing member for the Cancer Etiology study section from 2011­–2015, and has been a member of the Environmental Health Sciences study section since 2016. Additionally, he was recently appointed as an associate editor for Chemical Research in Toxicology.