Professor, Department of Surgery Division of Cardiac Surgery
Investigator, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute
378 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
Dr. Jianjie Ma is the Karl P. Klassen Chair of Thoracic Surgery. His research focuses on aging biology, cardiovascular disease, regenerative medicine and cancer research. He discovered MG53 as a key member of the cell membrane repair machinery. His laboratory is working to develop MG53 as a potential therapeutic agent to treat acute tissue injuries, wound healing and aging-related diseases. Dr. Ma has mentored many PhD and clinician scientists who went on to become leaders in academia, medicine and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Ma was recently invited to present at WexMed Live 2018.
- PhD: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Physiology and Biophysics
- Postdoctoral: Rush University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, Physiology and Biophysics
- Cardiovascular disease
- Geriatric research
- Muscle physiology
- Cancer biology
- Regenerative medicine
Targeting cell membrane repair for treatment of acute kidney injury
MG53-mediated membrane repair in muscle physiology and disease
Myokine function of MG53 in muscle injury repair and regeneration
Hydrogel encapsulation of a tissue repair protein to treat chronic wounds
Ca signaling cross-talk from SR to mitochondria in heart muscle