Dr. Li Ma

MaLiDr. Li Ma
B.E. Engineering, Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, January 1982
M.S. Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, April 1985
Ph.D. Bioorganic Chemistry, University of Georgia, February 1993

Office: Math-Physics, Room 1003
Phone: (912) 478-5950



My research is in the interdisciplinary fields of physics, chemistry and biology. The main focus of my work is on the applications of free radicals and transition metals in medicine and medical physics. I collaborate with many leading researchers across the country, including ones at the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, and Johns Hopkins University. In the past I served as the Vice-President of Research at SynZyme Technologies, LLC. Together we are now developing pharmaceuticals to address unmet clinical needs in the areas of blood substitute and stroke treatment therapy. My works are generously supported through multiple grants, particularly ones from the National Institutes of Health through the industry and university contracts. At Georgia Southern University, I maintain a state-of-the-art biophysics laboratory in the Department of Physics. This lab is fully equipped with large scale protein purification and characterization equipment as well as a new, highly sensitive, electron paramagnetic resonance spectrometer.

I have co-authored 36 publications in refereed journals, a book chapter, and numerous conference abstracts and presentations.

Last updated: 8/11/2016

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