Deqin Ma, MD, PhD


Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: BT6008 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-384-5700



MD, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, P.R. China
MS, Biochemistry, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, P.R. China
PhD, Biochemistry, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Lexington, KY

Postdoctoral Scholar, Hematology/Oncology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, KY
Residency, Anatomic Pathology, National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Licensure and Certifications

State of Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine
Diplomat, Molecular Genetic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Diplomat, Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Research Summary

My research interest is primarily focused on developing molecular oncology tests and their application in the study of tumor/metastatic suppressors.

Selected Publications

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Ma D, Stence A, Bossler A, Bellizzi A.  Identification of c-KIT activating mutation in pediatric solitary mastocytoma.  Histopathology.  2014 January. 64(2):218-25.

Takeshi U, Ma D, Sepulveda A.  Molecular Pathology of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Associated Neoplasia.  Springer, LLC, New York.  2013. 

Uehara T, Ma D, Yao Y, Lynch J, Morales K, Ziober A, Feldman M, Ota H, Sepulveda A.  H. pylori Infection Is Associated with DNA Damage of Lgr5-Positive Epithelial Stem Cells in the Stomach of Patients with Gastric Cancer.  Digestive diseases and sciences.  2012 September. 

Ma D, Chen Z, Nero C, Patel K, Daoud E, Cheng H, Djordjevic B, Broaddus R, Medeiros L, Rashid A, Luthra R.  Somatic deletions of the polyA tract in the 3' untranslated region of epidermal growth factor receptor are common in microsatellite instability-high endometrial and colorectal carcinomas.  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine.  2012 May. 136(5):510-6.

Ma D, Chen Z, Patel K, Mishra B, Yao H, Abruzzo L, Medeiros L, Wierda W, Keating M, Sargent R, Luthra R.  Array comparative genomic hybridization analysis identifies recurrent gain of chromosome 2p25.3 involving the ACP1 and MYCN genes in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia.  2011 June. 11 Suppl 1:S17-24.

Ma D, Darling T, Moss J, Lee C.  Histologic variants of periungual fibromas in tuberous sclerosis complex.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  2011 February. 64(2):442-4.

Patel K, Barkoh B, Chen Z, Ma D, Reddy N, Medieros L, Luthra R.  Diagnostic testing for IDH1 and IDH2 variants in acute myeloid leukemia: An algorithmic approach using high resolution melting curve analysis.  Journal of molecular diagnostics.  2011. 13(6):678-86.

Patel K, Ravandi F, Ma D, Paladugu A, Barkoh B, Medeiros L, Luthra R.  Acute myeloid leukemia with IDH1 or IDH2 mutation: frequency and clinicopathologic features.  American journal of clinical pathology.  2011 January. 135(1):35-45.

Ma D, Jones D.  Post-transplant Immune Function and the Development of Lymphoma.  Humana Press, New York.  2010. 

Ma D, Nutt C, Shanehsaz P, Peng X, Louis D, Kaetzel D.  Autocrine platelet-derived growth factor-dependent gene expression in glioblastoma cells is mediated largely by activation of the transcription factor sterol regulatory element binding protein and is associated with altered genotype and patient survival in human brain tumors.  Cancer research.  2005 July. 65(13):5523-34.

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