Professor Ma heads the Blood, Stem Cell and Cancer Research Programme at St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research, Sydney. His research focus is on haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and translational research of normal and malignant stem cells. He has successfully taken research discoveries to the bedside and has been instrumental in establishing many of the clinicial HSCT procedures and current clinical trials including HSCT for severe autoimmune diseases and HIV. Professor Ma has over 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Professor Ma holds leadership or scientific membership positions in a number of national and international scientific communities including the World Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation (a WHO affiliated NGO), the AsiaPacific BM Transplant and the Royal College of Pathology of Australasian Quality Assurance Programme. As well as contributing to scientific communities he is committed to the training of health professionals within Australia and overseas, and educating the public.
Broad Research Areas:
Stem Cells, Cell Biology and Gene Regulation, Haematology, Cancer, Transplantation
MBBS, DM, UNSW, FRCPA, FRACP
Specific Research Keywords:
Translational Research, Molecular Biology, Stem Cell Therapy, Haematopoietic stem cells, Oncology Research