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Biography

Dan Ma is a research fellow in Aston Medical School working on neuroregeneration. She is also the Deputy Director of Novolife Regenerative Medicine Centre. She is interested in the research on neural stem cells in remyelination. Dan Ma obtained her medical degree and MD on neuroendocrinology in China; she then worked as a university lecturer in medical teaching and research. She came to UK as a Royal Society Visiting Scholar at University of Nottingham, following which she completed her D.Phil on neuroanatomy at the University of Oxford. She moved to the University of Cambridge to continue biomedical research in several labs focusing on neurosciences.  While working in the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, she conducted various projects on adult neural stem cells in myelin regeneration, with a focus on translational medicine. Recently she has also carried out the study on the neural stem cell and endothelial cell which were derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), and their preclinical applications in neurodegenerative diseases.

 

Qualifications

  • PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education. Aston University, UK
  • D.Phil. in neuroanatomy, University of Oxford, UK
  • Master of Medicine (MD) in neuroendocrinology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, PR China
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an, PR China

Research Interests

  • Human iPSC derived neural stem cell and endothelial cell in the therapy for neurodegenerative diseases
  • Oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) and remyelination
  • Hydrogen sulfide and its pathways in remyelination

Teaching Activity

  • Lecture on regeneration and repair
  • Tutor for medical students
  • Supervisor for research students

Research Projects/Collaborations

Adult neural stem cells in central nervous system remyelination

Dr. Chao Zhao, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, the University of Cambridge

Contact Details

  • Telephone: 0121 204 4526
  • Email: d.ma@aston.ac.uk
  • Room Number: MB314C

Keywords

  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • Regenerative Medicine

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