Lead Investigator Bio

Ma Laboratory
Jiyan Ma, Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Neurodegenerative Science

Areas of expertise: Prions, neurodegeneration, protein misfolding and aggregation, prio-like spread, transmissible spongiform encephalopathies


Dr. Jiyan Ma received his medical training at Shanghai Medical University, a Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and his postdoctoral training at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the University of Chicago. In 2002, Dr. Ma joined the faculty of the Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2009. In 2013, Dr. Ma joined VARI as a professor in the Center for Neurodegenerative Science.