Ping An

Ping An


Current Position

Research Assistant Professor



Year University Degree, Major
1987 Fudan University School of Medicine in Shanghai MD, Medicine
1997 Fox Chase Cancer Center & University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia Postdoctoral Fellow, NCI Cancer Prevention & Control



Medical fellows


Research Interests

  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease, Risk Factors and Longitudinal Observations
  • Longevity and Aging Process – Insulin/IGF-2 signaling pathways and glycosylation
  • Diabetes, Pre-diabetes and Associated Insulin Resistance with Hyperglycemia and Dyslipidemia
  • Linkage-guided Associations, Trans-ethnicity, Epistatic Interactions and Epigenetic Annotations
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and Responses to Interventions

Representative Publications

An P, Miljkovic I, Thyagarajan B, Kraja AT, Daw W, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies common loci influencing circulating glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in non-diabetic subjects: The Long Life Family Study (LLFS). Metabolism 2014;63:461-468 PMID: 24405752

An P, Straka RJ, Pollin TI, Feitosa MF, Wojczynski MK, et al. Genome-wide association studies identified novel loci for non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and its postprandial lipemic response. Human Genetics 2014 Epub DOI 10.1007/s00439-014-1435-3 PMID: 24604477

An P, Barron-Casella EA, Strunk RC, Hamilton RG, Barton BA, et al. Elevation of IgE in children with sickle cell disease is associated with doctor diagnosis of asthma and increased morbidity. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2011;127:1440-1446. PMID: 21388682

AnP, Mukherjee O, Chanda P, Yao L, Engelman C, et al. The challenge of detecting epistasis (G x G interactions): Genetic Analysis Workshop 16. Genetic Epidemiology 2009;33(Supplement 1):S58-S67 PMID: 19924703

An P, Feitosa M, Ketkar S, Adelman A, Lin S, et al. Epistatic interactions of CDKN2B-TCF7L2 for risk of type 2 diabetes and CDKN2B-JAZF1 for TG/HDL ratio longitudinal change: evidence from the Framingham Heart Study. BMC Proc 2009;3(Suppl 7):S71 PMID: 20018066