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photo of Qiuhua Yang, PhD

Qiuhua Yang, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

NIH Funded Project: RPE PFKFB3 in subrtinal fibrosis

photo of Qian Ma

Qian Ma

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
Project: Purine metabolism in cardiovascular diseases
photo of Yongfeng Cai

Yongfeng Cai

  • Visiting Scholar
Project: Myeloid cells in vascular diseases
photo of Dingwei Zhao

Dingwei Zhao

  • Visiting Scholar
Project: MGP in cardiovascular diseases
photo of Peishan Xu, BS

Peishan Xu, BS

  • Research Assistant

Member Activities & News



MCG scientists find new target in fight against heart disease

Dec 30, | News Channel 6

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States…and in the CSRA. Scientists at MCG have discovered a new target in the treatment of the incurable disease. And regulating that target could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Coronary artery disease- the most common type of heart disease- occurs when cholesterol and fat block the passage of blood flow to your heart. Scientists at MCG have found that the smooth muscle cells that give those blood vessels strength respond by getting bigger and multiplying. Unfortunately, this further contributes to the disease.

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Drs. Qian Ma and Yuqing Huo pose for photo in lab.

Qian Ma, PhD

Jagwire article: New target in the fight against heart disease 





Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and The American Heart Association Investigator in Training Award

Dr. Qian Ma with Dr. Huo
Ma 2022 Award Plaque
Dr. Ma with other winners