Hongming Ma PhD

Hongming Ma PhD

Instructor in Medicine

Skilled in Cell Biology, Science, Molecular Biology, Research, and Teaching. Dr. Ma has a Ph. D. focused in Immunology of aquatic animals from Ocean University of China. Dr. Ma currently works in the Diamond Lab.

Dr. Ma specializes in identifying host susceptible factors facilitating virus infection, with a special focus on entry factors of alphaviruses including Chikungunya virus, Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus, etc/


BS, Bilology, Qufu Normal University, Qufu, China (1993)

MS, Human/Medical Genetics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China (1996)

Ph. D., Immunology of aquatic animals, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China (2004)

  • Editorial Board Member of Cells (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/cells/editors; March 2021- )
  • Editorial Board Member of Heliyon (Feb to June 2019)
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology (2015-2016)
Selected Publications
  1. Ma H, Kim AS, Kafai NM, Earnest JT, Shah AP, Case JB, Basore K, Gilliland TC, Sun C, Nelson CA, Thackray LB, Klimstra WB, Fremont DH, Diamond MS. LDLRAD3 is a receptor for Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. Nature. 2020 588(7837):308-314.
  2. Ma H, Qian W, Bambouskova M, Collins PL, Porter SI, Byrum AK, Zhang R, Artyomov M, Oltz EM, Mosammaparast N, Miner JJ, Diamond MS. Barrier-to-Autointegration Factor 1 Protects against a Basal cGAS-STING Response. mBio. 2020, 11(2):e00136-20.
  3. Ma H, Dang Y, Wu Y, Jia G, Anaya E, Zhang J, Abraham S, Choi J G, Shi G, Qi L, Manjunath N, and Wu H. A CRISPR-based screen identifies genes essential for West Nile virus-induced cell death. Cell Reports. 2015; 12(4):673-83.

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