Past Recipients of the Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award
Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award
2022 Recipient: Yansheng Liu, Yale University School of Medicine
Yansheng Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine. He is also a group leader in quantitative proteomics at the Yale Cancer Biology Institute and Yale Cancer Center. Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He then carried out his post-doctoral training at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, under the mentorship of Ruedi Aebersold. In December 2017, Yansheng joined the faculty at Yale and began his independent career. His research program is focused on analyzing protein turnover and post-translational modifications for understanding cancer aneuploidy, cellular signaling transduction, and biodiversity. The Liu Lab also aims to contribute to the development of multiplexed data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry (DIA-MS) approaches. To date, Dr. Liu has co-authored 65 research and review articles. He has received the 2019 ASMS Emerging Investigator, the 2021 ASMS Research Award, the 2021 HUPO ECR Award (winner), and the 2023 US HUPO Robert J. Cotter New Investigator Award. He serves as an editorial board member of Proteomics and Proteomics-Clinical Applications, a scientific advisory board member for Review Commons, and a member of the HUPO Awards Committee and HUPO ETC Committee.