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Jun Ma, Ph.D.

Professor (tenured), Divisions of Biomedical Informatics and Developmental Biology, Children's Hospital,
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, Ohio

Division of Biomedical Informatics
Children's Hospital Research Foundation
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Cincinnati, OH 45229
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1988-1989  Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge,Massachusetts

1983-1988 (degree awarded 1990) Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1978-1982 B.S., Biology, Peking University, Beijing, China

Ma, J. (2005). Crossing the line between activation and repression. Trends in Genetics 21, 54-59. Chaney, B. A., Clark-Baldwin, K., Dave, V., Ma, J., and Rance, M. (2005). Solution structure of the K50 class homeodomain PITX2 bound to DNA and implications for mutations that cause Rieger syndrome. Biochemistry 44, 7497-7511.
Fu, D., and Ma, J. (2005). Interplay between positive and negative activities that influence the role of Bicoid in transcription. Nucl. Acids Res. 33, 3985-3993.
Ma, J. (2006). Transcriptional activators and activation mechanisms. In: Gene Expression and Regulation (Ed. J. Ma), pp 147-158, Higher Education Press & Springer, Beijing-New York.
Ma, J. (Ed.) (2006). Gene Expression and Regulation, A Current Scientific Frontiers Book, Higher Education Press
& Springer, Beijing-New York
Baird-Titus, J., Clark-Baldwin, K., Dave, V., Caperelli, C. A., Ma, J., and Rance, M. (2006). The solution structure of the native K50 Bicoid homeodomain to the consensus TAATCC DNA-binding site. J. Mol. Biol. 356, 1137-1151.
Song, Y., He, F., XIe, G., Guo, X., Xu, Y., Chen, Y., Liang, X., Stagljar, I., Egli, D., Ma, J., and Jiao, R. (2007). CAF-1 is essential for Drosophila development and involved in the maintenance of epigenetic memory. Dev. Biol. 311, 213-222
He, F., Wen, Y., Deng, J., Lin, X., Lu, J., Jiao, R., and Ma, J. (2008). Probing intrinsic properties of a robust morphogen gradient in Drosophila. Dev. Cell 15, 558-567.
Xu, Y., Lei, Z., Huang, H., Dui, W., Ma, J., and Jiao, R. (2008). dRecQ4, a gene required for both DNA replication and DNA repair, is essential for cell proliferation in Drosophila (submitted).
He, F., Sounders, T., E., Wen, Y., Ten Wolde, P. R., Jiao, R., Howard, M., and Ma, J. (2009). Shaping a morphogen
gradient for positional precision (in preparation).

Ma, J., Shaw, S., Carson, D., Dorsey, M. J., Wingfield, J. (1997). Species-specific yeast TFIIB sequence. United States Patent and Trademark Office #08/812,175. In: PCT International #WO98/39355


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