Huan Ma

Huan Ma

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Email

Huan.Ma@nyumc.org

Position

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education and Training

  • B.S. in Life Science, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1999-2003
  • Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (Joint program with NIH), Shanghai, China, 2004-2009
  • Research Assistant, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan, 2005-2008

Research Interests

I am a neuroscientist with a keen interest in understanding molecular mechanisms related to neuropsychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

Selected Publications

  • Huan Ma*, Rachel D. Groth, Samuel Cohen, John Emery, Boxing Li, Esthelle Hoedt, Guoan Zhang, Thomas A. Neubert and Richard W. Tsien*. gCaMKII shuttles CaM to the nucleus to trigger CREB phosphorylation and gene expression. Cell 2014, Volume 159, Issue 2, 9 Oct 2014, Pages 281–294 (*corresponding author, also see preview by Johannes Hell et al in the same issue)
  • Damian G. Wheeler*, Rachel D. Groth*, Huan Ma*#, Curtis F. Barrett, Scott F. Owen, Parsa Safa and Richard W. Tsien#. Specific calcium channel types engage different modes of Ca2+ signaling to control CREB phosphorylation and gene expression. Cell, Volume 149, Issue 5, 25 May 2012, Pages 1112–1124 (*co-first author, #corresponding author, evaluated by Science Signaling and Faculty of 1000)
  • Huan Ma, Qian Cai, Wen-Bo Lu, Zu-Hang Sheng, and Sumiko Mochida. KIF5B Motor Adaptor Syntabulin Maintains Synaptic Transmission in Sympathetic Neurons. The Journal of Neuroscience, October 14, 2009, 29(41):13019-13029
  • Wen-Bo Lu*, Huan Ma*, Zu-Hang Sheng, and Sumiko Mochida. Dynamin and activity regulate synaptic vesicle recycling in sympathetic neurons. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2009 Jan 16;284(3):1930-7 (*co-first author)
  • Huan Ma*, Bo-Xing Li, Richard Tsien. Distinct roles of multiple isoforms of CaMKII in signaling to the nucleus. (BBA - Molecular Cell Research 2014 in press, *corresponding author)
  • Huan Ma*, Samuel Cohen, Bo-Xing Li and Richard W. Tsien*. Exploring the dominant role of Cav1 channels in signaling to the nucleus. Biosci Rep. 2012 Oct 23:97-101. (*corresponding author)
  • Huan Ma, Rachel D. Groth, Damian G. Wheeler, Curtis F. Barrett and Richard W. Tsien. Excitation-transcription coupling in SCG neurons and the molecular mechanism of its initiation. Neuroscience Research 2011 May;70(1):2-8
  • Huan Ma and Sumiko Mochida. A cholinergic model synapse to elucidate protein function at presynaptic terminals. Neuroscience Research 2007 Apr; 57(4):491-8
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