Deqin Ma, MD, PhD


Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology  - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: BT6008 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
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

Post Doctorate, Hematology/Oncology, University of Kentucky Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics
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

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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Thomas A, Askeland R, Guseva N, Sompallae R, Ma D.  Molecular and immunohistochemical profiling of invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast.  Pathology and Laboratory Medicine International.  2014 October 3. 6(2014:6):33-40.

Gailey M, Stence A, Jensen C, Ma D.  Multi-platform comparison of molecular oncology tests performed on cytology specimens and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.  Cancer Cytopathology.  2014 September 3. 

McCorkle J, Leonard M, Kraner S, Ma D, Zimmer S, Kaetzel D,  .  The metastasis suppressor NME1 regulates expression of genes linked to metastasis and patient outcome in melanoma and breast carcinoma.  Cancer Genomics & Proteomics.  2014 July 08. 11(4):175-194.

Mathur G, Ma D.  Coexistence of tyrosine kinase inhibitor-sensitizing and resistant EGFR mutations in an untreated lung adenocarcinoma patient and response to erlotinib.  J Thorac Oncol;  2014. 

Snow A, Stence A, Pruessner J, Bossler A, Ma D.  A simple and cost-effective method of DNA extraction from small formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue for molecular oncology testing.  BMC Clinical Pathology;  2014. 

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.

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