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Last Updated: 04/23/21

Ping Guan, Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator

Dr. Ping Guan is a Program Director in the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). She plays a leading role in planning and designing research programs at the branch and contributes to cross-functional team work to support the Cancer Diagnosis Program’s initiatives. Dr. Guan applies her broad expertise in biomedical research in developing and managing projects related to pre-analytic impacts on downstream molecular profiling molecular analysis, for BBRB’s Biospecimen Preanalytical Variables (BPV) program. Her interdisciplinary expertise includes Genomics, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology and Translational Sciences. Dr. Guan’s 13 years of experience working in the private sector provided her with a strong background and rich experience in drug discovery and therapeutic research. Prior to joining NCI, she worked at Merck, leading biomarker discovery and validation through genome-wide expression profiling and comprehensive analysis on a systems biology scale. Dr. Guan has a strong educational background with training in Human Genetics (PhD) and Computer Sciences (MSc).