Jianjie Ma, PhD, the William H. Muller Endowed Professor of Surgery, in the School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, was recently awarded two R01 grants from NIH providing $3,115,900 and $3,440,222 in funding over the next five years to study muscle aging and Alzheimer’s Disease respectively. Earlier this year, Dr. Ma received a separate four year NIH-funded grant on the topic of protein therapy to treat virus induced cardiopulmonary injury in the amount of $2,928,700. These projects seek to understand the biology of MG53, a tissue repair protein, and its translational application in regenerative medicine. The outcome of these studies may lead to novel therapeutics to improve our human body’s regenerative capacity to counteract aging, viral infection, and neurodegeneration.
Learn more about Dr. Ma and his team’s research regarding MG53 by viewing his TEDx Talk on YouTube: Regenerative Medicine: Finding a pixie dust to save human lives | Dr. Jianjie Ma | TEDxColumbus – YouTube