Biography & Research:
Dr. Chao Ma graduated from Peking Union Medical College obtained his MD degree in 1999. After one year of surgical residency in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, he went to Yale University School of Medicine as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2000, and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2008. In December 2011, Dr. Ma returned to Peking Union Medical College and served as Professor and Chair of Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology in the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences since then. He founded the Human Brain Bank in Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012, initiated the “China Human Brain Banking Consortium” in 2014 and established the “Standard Operational Protocol of Human Brain Banking in China” in 2016. Research interests include: 1. Neural mechanisms of pain and pruritus; and 2. Human brain banking, brain aging and dementia.