Li Ma

CSC 121E, HSC 9062
Phone: (323) 442-0282
Fax: (323) 442-2981
lma740@usc.edu

Li Ma, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

  • Agricultural University of Hebei, China
    B.S.
    2010
    Biotechnology

  • China Agricultural University, China
    Ph.D.
    2016
    Genetics

  • 2017 - present - Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate - Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 - 2017 - Postdoctoral Fellow - Dept. of Genetics, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia
  1. Zhang W, Ma L, Yang M, Shao Q, Xu J, Lu Z, Zhao Z, Chen R, Chai Y, Chen JF. (2020) Cerebral organoid and mouse models reveal a RAB39b-PI3K-mTOR pathway-dependent dysregulation of cortical development leading to macrocephaly/autism phenotypes. Genes Dev. 2020 Apr 1;34(7-8):580-597. doi: 10.1101/gad.332494.119. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PubMed PMID: 32115408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7111266.

  2. Shao Q, Yang M, Liang C, Ma L, Zhang W, Jiang Z, Luo J, Lee JK, Liang C, Chen JF. (2019) C9orf72 and smcr8 mutant mice reveal MTORC1 activation due to impaired lysosomal degradation and exocytosis. Autophagy. 2019 Dec 26:1-16. doi: 10.1080/15548627.2019.1703353. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31847700.

  3. Herrlinger SA, Shao Q, Ma L, Brindley M, Chen JF. (2018) Establishing Mouse Models for Zika Virus-induced Neurological Disorders Using Intracerebral Injection Strategies: Embryonic, Neonatal, and Adult. J Vis Exp. 2018 Apr 26;(134). doi:10.3791/56486. PubMed PMID: 29757270; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6035874.

  4. Ma L, Qin T, Chu D, Cheng X, Wang J, Wang X, Wang P, Han H, Ren L, Aitken R, Hammarström L, Li N, Zhao Y. (2016) Internal Duplications of DH, JH, and C Region Genes Create an Unusual IgH Gene Locus in Cattle. J Immunol. 2016 May 15;196(10):4358-66. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600158. Epub 2016 Apr 6. PubMed PMID: 27053761.

  5. Han B, Yuan H, Wang T, Li B, Ma L, Yu S, Huang T, Li Y, Fang D, Chen X, Wang Y, Qiu S, Guo Y, Fei J, Ren L, Pan-Hammarström Q, Hammarström L, Wang J, Wang J, Hou Y, Pan Q, Xu X, Zhao Y. (2016) Multiple IgH Isotypes Including IgD, Subclasses of IgM, and IgY Are Expressed in the Common Ancestors of Modern Birds. J Immunol. 2016 Jun 15;196(12):5138-47. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1600307. Epub 2016 May 16. PubMed PMID: 27183632.

  6. Guan X, Wang J, Ma L, Wang X, Cheng X, Han H, Zhao Y, Ren L. (2016) Multiple germline functional VL genes contribute to the IgL repertoire in ducks. Dev Comp Immunol. 2016 Jul;60:167-79. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2016.02.029. Epub 2016 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 26945621.