Associate Professor


Dr. Ma’s research program aims to develop new technologies to interrogate and manipulate biological systems at the cellular scale with a specific focus on cytometry and cell separation. His work include the development of microfluidic devices to analyze cell deformability and to separate cells based on deformability.

These devices are being used to analyze the loss of red blood cell deformability as a biomarker in transfusion medicine and falciparum malaria, as well as the separation of circulating tumor cells from prostate cancer patients. Dr. Ma’s research also includes the development of machine learning algorithms for image cytometry, as well as technologies for image-based cell separation and single cell sequencing.

For more information about Dr. Ma’s research, please visit Google Scholar.