Lead Investigator Bio

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

Areas of expertise: Parkinson’s disease, prion disease, protein aggregation in neurodegenerative diseases, prions, pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases


Dr. Jiyan Ma received his medical training at Shanghai Medical University, a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and completed his postdoctoral training at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Chicago. In 2002, Dr. Ma joined the faculty of 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 Van Andel Institute as a professor in the Center for Neurodegenerative Science.