Ping Song is an Associate Professor in the Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. He has a broad background in cell biology and biochemistry with specific training and expertise in vascular biology, metabolic syndrome and aging biology.
An awardee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01, National Scientist Development Grant (SDG) from American Heart Association, and others, Song is focused on vascular biology and remodeling (artery restenosis, atherosclerosis, and aorta aneurysm, etc.) under aging, diabetic, obese, or tobacco smoking/and e-cigarette conditions, as well as preclinical interventions.
Song’s lab once reported that LKB1 (liver kinase B1)-PTEN (phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10) pathway mediates reactive nitrogen species-induced apoptosis and insulin resistance in endothelial cells; NFκB2 and E3 ubiquitin ligase Skp2 involve in elevated restenosis of carotid artery under diabetic condition; abnormal tryptophan metabolism contributes to cardiovascular diseases imitation and development. The lab’s work has been published in prestigious journals including Nature Medicine, Circulation, Circulation Research, J. Clin. Invest., ATVB, Hypertension, J. Biol. Chem. and Brit. J. Pharmacol.