Qin Ma, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Researcher, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Jilin University, Chinabachelor’s degree06/2012Bioengineering
    Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, ChinaPh.D.01/2018Genetics
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    Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 20222022Educational Grant
    Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 20232023Educational Grant

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    Integrated B cells epigenetic and transcriptome analysis in multiple sclerosis
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society FG-2108-38348Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. High-resolution DNA methylation screening of the major histocompatibility complex in multiple sclerosis. Front Neurol. 2023; 14:1326738. Ma Q, Augusto DG, Montero-Martin G, Caillier SJ, Osoegawa K, Cree BAC, Hauser SL, Didonna A, Hollenbach JA, Norman PJ, Fernandez-Vina M, Oksenberg JR. PMID: 38145128; PMCID: PMC10739394.
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    2. Integration of epigenetic and genetic profiles identifies multiple sclerosis disease-critical cell types and genes. Commun Biol. 2023 03 30; 6(1):342. Ma Q, Shams H, Didonna A, Baranzini SE, Cree BAC, Hauser SL, Henry RG, Oksenberg JR. PMID: 36997638; PMCID: PMC10063586.
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    3. Polygenic risk score association with multiple sclerosis susceptibility and phenotype in Europeans. Brain. 2023 02 13; 146(2):645-656. Shams H, Shao X, Santaniello A, Kirkish G, Harroud A, Ma Q, Isobe N, University of California San Francisco MS-EPIC Team, Schaefer CA, McCauley JL, Cree BAC, Didonna A, Baranzini SE, Patsopoulos NA, Hauser SL, Barcellos LF, Henry RG, Oksenberg JR. PMID: 35253861; PMCID: PMC10169285.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Ataxin-1 controls the expression of specific noncoding RNAs in B cells upon autoimmune demyelination. Immunol Cell Biol. 2023 04; 101(4):358-367. Ma Q, Didonna A. PMID: 36681886.
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    5. Epigenetic control of ataxin-1 in multiple sclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2022 08; 9(8):1186-1194. Ma Q, Oksenberg JR, Didonna A. PMID: 35903875; PMCID: PMC9380165.
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    6. Methylation at a conserved lysine residue modulates tau assembly and cellular functions. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2022 05; 120:103707. Shams H, Matsunaga A, Ma Q, Mofrad MRK, Didonna A. PMID: 35231567.
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    7. Specific hypomethylation programs underpin B cell activation in early multiple sclerosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021 12 21; 118(51). Ma Q, Caillier SJ, Muzic S, University of California San Francisco MS-EPIC Team, Wilson MR, Henry RG, Cree BAC, Hauser SL, Didonna A, Oksenberg JR. PMID: 34911760; PMCID: PMC8713784.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. The novel multiple sclerosis susceptibility gene ATXN1 regulates B cell receptor signaling in B-1a cells. Mol Brain. 2021 01 21; 14(1):19. Ma Q, Didonna A. PMID: 33478569; PMCID: PMC7819313.
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    9. Increased chromosomal instability characterizes metastatic renal cell carcinoma. Transl Oncol. 2021 Jan; 14(1):100929. Ma Q, Wang J, Qi J, Peng D, Guan B, Zhang J, Li Z, Zhang H, Li T, Shi Y, Li X, Zhou L, Chen K, Ci W. PMID: 33157517; PMCID: PMC7649528.
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    10. Oligodendrocyte-specific Argonaute profiling identifies microRNAs associated with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Oct 12; 17(1):297. Ma Q, Matsunaga A, Ho B, Oksenberg JR, Didonna A. PMID: 33046105; PMCID: PMC7552381.
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    11. Ataxin-1 regulates B cell function and the severity of autoimmune experimental encephalomyelitis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 09 22; 117(38):23742-23750. Didonna A, Canto Puig E, Ma Q, Matsunaga A, Ho B, Caillier SJ, Shams H, Lee N, Hauser SL, Tan Q, Zamvil SS, Oksenberg JR. PMID: 32878998; PMCID: PMC7519225.
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    12. Genetic Load and Potential Mutational Meltdown in Cancer Cell Populations. Mol Biol Evol. 2019 03 01; 36(3):541-552. Zhang Y, Li Y, Li T, Shen X, Zhu T, Tao Y, Li X, Wang D, Ma Q, Hu Z, Liu J, Ruan J, Cai J, Wang HY, Lu X. PMID: 30649444.
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    13. Distal regulatory elements identified by methylation and hydroxymethylation haplotype blocks from mouse brain. Epigenetics Chromatin. 2018 12 29; 11(1):75. Ma Q, Xu Z, Lu H, Xu Z, Zhou Y, Yuan B, Ci W. PMID: 30594220; PMCID: PMC6311040.
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    14. Diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of common urological cancers based on aberrant DNA methylation. Epigenomics. 2018 09; 10(9):1189-1199. Peng D, Ge G, Xu Z, Ma Q, Shi Y, Zhou Y, Gong Y, Xiong G, Zhang C, He S, He Z, Li X, Ci W, Zhou L. PMID: 30182734.
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    15. Free-living human cells reconfigure their chromosomes in the evolution back to uni-cellularity. Elife. 2017 12 18; 6. Xu J, Peng X, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Ma Q, Liang L, Carter AC, Lu X, Wu CI. PMID: 29251591; PMCID: PMC5734875.
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    16. Mouse olfactory bulb methylome and hydroxymethylome maps reveal noncanonical active turnover of DNA methylation. Epigenetics. 2017 08; 12(8):708-714. Ma Q, Lu H, Xu Z, Zhou Y, Ci W. PMID: 28945496; PMCID: PMC5687332.
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    17. Bacterial lipid droplets bind to DNA via an intermediary protein that enhances survival under stress. Nat Commun. 2017 07 06; 8:15979. Zhang C, Yang L, Ding Y, Wang Y, Lan L, Ma Q, Chi X, Wei P, Zhao Y, Steinbüchel A, Zhang H, Liu P. PMID: 28681845; PMCID: PMC5504291.
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    18. Ultra-precise detection of mutations by droplet-based amplification of circularized DNA. BMC Genomics. 2016 Mar 09; 17:214. Wang K, Ma Q, Jiang L, Lai S, Lu X, Hou Y, Wu CI, Ruan J. PMID: 26960407; PMCID: PMC4784281.
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    19. Loss of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine is linked to gene body hypermethylation in kidney cancer. Cell Res. 2016 Jan; 26(1):103-18. Chen K, Zhang J, Guo Z, Ma Q, Xu Z, Zhou Y, Xu Z, Li Z, Liu Y, Ye X, Li X, Yuan B, Ke Y, He C, Zhou L, Liu J, Ci W. PMID: 26680004; PMCID: PMC4816137.
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    20. Sensitive Determination of Onco-metabolites of D- and L-2-hydroxyglutarate Enantiomers by Chiral Derivatization Combined with Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Analysis. Sci Rep. 2015 Oct 13; 5:15217. Cheng QY, Xiong J, Huang W, Ma Q, Ci W, Feng YQ, Yuan BF. PMID: 26458332; PMCID: PMC4602309.
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