June 21, 2017

Ping-Ching Hsu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Other Appointments

  • Member of UAMS Cancer Institute 
Cancer Prevention and Population Science Program
  • UA Little Rock Affiliate Graduate Faculty in the Joint UALR/UAMS Graduate Program in Bioinformatics


2012, PhD, Georgetown University, Tumor Biology
2008, MS, Georgetown University, Tumor Biology
2000, MS, Taipei Medical College, Neuroscience
1998, BS, Taipei Medical College, Nutrition and Health

Research Interests

  • Metabolomics
  • Tobacco
  • Systems Biology
  • Cancer

Courses Taught

  • ENVH 5011 Biology for Public Health: Infectious Disease
  • ENVH 5002 Biology for Public Health: Chronic Disease
  • ENVH 5003 Biology for Public Health: Current Issues
  • EPID 9863 Molecular Epidemiology (guest lecturer)

Recent Publications

Hsu PC, Kadlubar SA, Siegel ER, Rogers LJ, Todorova VK, Su L J,Makhoul I.“Genome-wide DNA methylation signatures to predict pathologic complete response from combined neoadjuvant chemotherapy with Bevacizumab in breast cancer”. PLOS ONE(Submitted, under 2nd revision)

Puente CVH*, Hsu PC*, Rogers LJ, Jousheghany F, Siegel ER, Kadlubar SA, Beck JT, Makhoul I, Hutchins LF, Kieber-Emmons T, Monzavi-Karbassi B.“ Association of DNA-methylation profiles with immune responses elicited in breast cancer patients immunized with a carbohydrate-mimicking peptide”.Frontiers in cancer immunity and immunotherapy. 2020(Accepted as co-first author)

Moerman AM, Acheampong D, Brooks A, Blair AM, Hsu PC, Wong H. “Transcriptome analysis of Sézary syndrome and lymphocytic-variant hypereosinophilic syndrome T cells reveals common and divergent genes”. Oncotarget. 2019 (In Press).

Hsu PC, Kadlubar S, Su LS, Acheampong D, Rogers LJ, Runnells G, McElfish PA and Schootman M.  “County poverty levels influence genome-wide DNA methylation profiles in African American and European American women” Translational Cancer Research. 2019 April 8(2)1-10.

Beger RD, Dunn WB, Bandukwala A, Bethan B, Broadhurst D, Clish CB, Dasari S, Derr L, Evans A, Fischer S, Flynn T, Hartung T, Herrington D, Higashi R, Hsu PC, Jones C, Kachman M, Karuso H, Kruppa G, Lippa K, Maruvada P, Mosley J, Ntai I, O’Donovan C, Playdon M, Raftery D, Shaughnessy D, Souza A, Spaeder T, Spalholz B, Tayyari F, Ubhi B, Verma M, Walk T, Wilson I, Witkin K, Bearden DW, Zanetti KA. “Towards Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Untargeted Metabolomics Studies”.Metabolomics. 2019 Jan; 15:4.

Hsu PC, Lan RS, Brasky TM, Marian C, Cheema AK, Ressom HW, Loffredo CA, Pickworth WB, Shields PG. “Metabolomic Profiles of Current Cigarette Smokers.” Molecular Carcinogenesis. Feb;56(2):564-606, 2017.

Hsu PC, Lan RS, Brasky TM, Marian C, Cheema AK, Ressom HW, Loffredo CA, Pickworth WB, Shields PG. “Menthol smokers: metabolomic profiling and smoking behavior.” Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Jan;(26)1:51-60, 2017.