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Tao Ma, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Tao Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer's disease

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4981 | Department: 336-713-8570


Dr. Ma's Laboratory Website

Neuroscience Graduate School

Education & Training

  • M.D., Hebei Medical College, 1996
  • M.S., Hebei Medical College, 2002
  • Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008


  • New York Academy Of Sciences
  • Society for Neuroscience
Tao Ma, Ph.D.

Tao Ma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
Physiology & Pharmacology
Neurobiology & Anatomy

Research Interests

Alzheimer Disease; Neuronal Plasticity; Hippocampus; Synapses; Memory Disorders
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-4981 | Department: 336-713-8570


Recent Publications

Genetic removal of eIF2alpha kinase PERK in mice enables hippocampal L-LTP independent of mTORC1 activity. Zimmermann HR, Yang W, Beckelman BC, Kasica NP, Zhou X, Galli L, Ryazanov AG, Ma T.. J Neurochem. 2018;():.

The Apathy in Dementia Methylphenidate Trial 2 (ADMET 2): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Scherer RW, Drye L, Mintzer J, Lanctot K, Rosenberg P, Herrmann N, Padala P, Brawman-Mintzer O, Burke W, Craft S, Lerner AJ, Levey A, Porsteinsson A, van Dyck CH, Baker LD, Williamson JD, Bell RA, Espeland M, Miller ME, Mott RT, Rapp S, Hayden K,.. Trials. 2018;19(1):46.

Differential mRNA expression of neuroinflammatory modulators in the spinal cord and thalamus of type 2 diabetic monkeys. Ding H, Kiguchi N, Kishioka S, Ma T, Peters CM, Ko MC.. J Diabetes. 2018;():.

Glucagon-like peptide-1 cleavage product GLP-1 (9-36) amide enhances hippocampal long-term synaptic plasticity in correlation with suppression of Kv4.2 expression and eEF2 phosphorylation. Day SM, Yang W, Ewin S, Zhou X, Ma T.. Hippocampus. 2017;27(12):1264-1274.

Impaired eukaryotic elongation factor 1A expression in Alzheimer's disease. Beckelman BC, Zhou X, Keene CD, Ma T.. Neurodegener Dis. 2016;16(1-2):39-43.

Repression of the eIF2alpha kinase PERK alleviates mGluR-LTD impairments in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. Yang W, Zhou X, Zimmermann HR, Cavener DR, Klann E, Ma T.. Neurobiol Aging. 2016;41():19-24.

Dysregulation of elongation factor 1A expression is correlated with synaptic plasticity impairments in Alzheimer's disease. Beckelman BC, Day S, Zhou X, Donohue M, Gouras GK, Klann E, Keene CD, Ma T.. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016;54(2):669-678.

Inhibition of AMP-activated protein kinase signaling alleviates impairments in hippocampal synaptic plasticity induced by amyloid beta. Ma T, Chen Y, Vingtdeux V, Zhao H, Viollet B, Marambaud P, Klann E.. J Neurosci. 2014;34(36):12230-38.

All Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

For a list of earlier publications, visit the Carpenter Library Publication Search.

Assistant Professor, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer's disease

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