Ping Wang, PhD

Graduation: 04/2005
Advisor: Chapman, Edwin
Current Position: Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry
Houston Methodist HospitalAssociate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Medical Director
Lone Star Pathology, PLLC
Houston, TX

Research Interest: Role of synaptotagmin in neurotransmitter release


  • Wang P, Chicka MC, Bhalla A, Richards DA, and Chapman ER (2005).Synaptotagmin VII is targeted to secretory organelles in PC12 cells, where it functions as a high-affinity calcium sensor. Mol Cell Biol. 25:8693-8702. PMCID: PMC1265757
  • Hui E, Bai J, Wang P, Sugimori M, Llinas R, and Chapman ER (2005). Three distinct kinetic groupings of the synaptotagmin family–candidate sensors for rapid and delayed exocytosis. PNAS USA. 102:5210-4. PDF PMCID: PMC556003
  • Wang P, Wang CT, Bai J, Jackson MB, and Chapman ER (2003). Mutations in the effector binding loops in the C2A and C2B domains of synaptotagmin I disrupt exocytosis in a non-additive manner. J Biol Chem. 278:47030-47037.PDF PMID 12963743
  • *Bai J, *Wang P, and Chapman ER (2002). C2A activates a cryptic Ca2+-triggered membrane penetration activity within the C2B domain of synaptotagmin I. PNAS USA. 99:1665-1670. *equal contribution. PDF PMCID: PMC122248
  • Earles C, *Bai J, *Wang P, and Chapman ER (2001). The tandem C2 domains of synaptotagmin contain redundant Ca2+ binding sites that cooperate to engage t-SNAREs and trigger exocytosis. J Cell Biol. 154:1117-1123. *equal contribution. PDF PMCID: PMC122248