Tao Ma, MD, PhD

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Mount Sinai School of Medicine at New York in 2008, working with Drs. Robert Blitzer and Emmanuel Landau. From 2008-2010, he was a postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. Gunnar Gouras in the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. Currently, he is an Assistant Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Klann at the Center for Neural Science of the New York University. He has been working on the cellular/molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). His primary techniques include electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, behavioral tests, and molecular approaches in transgenic mouse models. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the New York Academy of Sciences. He serves as Ad hoc reviewer for many neuroscience journals including “The Journal of Neuroscience” and “Neuroscience”. He has won numerous awards, including three times winner of "Young investigator scholarship" from Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, first place winner on the New York University Center of Excellence on Brain Aging Research Day, and Fellowship Grant from Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. He has a well-established publishing record in leading peer-review journals, with many articles featured by the journals and/or reported in media. He has frequently given oral presentations at scientific meetings such as the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting and the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference.