Ping Hsueh Given Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science Award

Yen-Ping (“Ping”) Hsueh, PhD, has received a Taiwan outstanding women in science award (young scientist category). She writes that winning the award was a humbling experience and she will continue to try her best to inspire the next generation of young students in her native Taiwan. Ping conducted her graduate work on the genetics and evolution of the sexual cycle and the mating-type locus of the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans under the supervision of Dr. Joseph Heitman. She currently heads her own research group at IMB at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica.