Dr. Ma has extensive experience working with immune regulation and gene regulation in liver diseases, including hepatitis B, NAFLD and liver cancer. The current research focuses on the following:
1) HBV-host interaction: Aim to identify the key host factors interacting with cccDNA and regulating HBV replication and HBV immune evasion.
2) Immune microenvironment in liver diseases, including chronic hepatitis B, liver cancer and NAFLD
3) The action of Tim (T cell immunoglobulin domain and mucin domain containing molecule)-3 and ZHX2 (zinc fingers and hemeobox 2) in innate and adaptive immunity.