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jun/fos in interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy in chronic kidney disease


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Research interests

Cell signalling in renal inflammation and fibrosis


Dr Ma graduated from the Joint 8-year MD Program of Nankai University and Tianjin Medical University, China in 1989. He then worked as a surgeon in Tianjin Institute of Urology, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin Medical University for 9 years from 1989 to 1998.  After moving to New Zealand and received his PhD from the University of Otago in 2004, Dr Ma commenced his research in kidney disease as a research fellow in the Department of Nephrology at Monash Medical Centre, Australia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Science, PhD, Regulation of Prolactin in hypothalamus neurons, University of Otago


Award Date: 16 Jun 2004

Medicine, MD, Joint 8-Year MD Program, Nankai University and Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin Medical University


Award Date: 18 Aug 1989

Research area keywords

  • kidney disease
  • Fibrosis
  • Inflammation
  • Kinase Inhibitors
  • transplantation

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