PA) - Minghong Ma, PhD, has been named Assistant
Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University
of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Her research focuses on how the nose and brain encode
and decode olfactory information, which allows the mammalian
olfactory system to detect and discriminate thousands
of odors in the environment. To support her research,
she has received the Whitehall Foundation Award and
a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and
Other Communication Disorders, one of the National Institutes
of Health. Dr. Ma's work has been published in the Journal
of Neuroscience, Proceedings of the National Academy
of Sciences and Methods and Frontiers in Chemosensory
Research, among other journals.
Dr. Ma's educational career began at Beijing University
in China, where she received her BS degree in Physiology
and Biophysics. She went on to earn her MS degree in
Biophysics from the Chinese Academy of Science, also
in Beijing, and her PhD (with distinction) in Neuroscience
from Columbia University in New York City. She completed
a fellowship in Neuroscience at Yale University. Prior
to her appointment at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine, Dr. Ma was an Associate Research
Scientist in the Department of Neurobiology at Yale
She is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and
the Association for Chemoreception Sciences.
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