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Lijun Ma, Ph.D., M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Lijun Ma, Ph.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor,

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Academic: 336-716-2209 | Department: 336-716-4650

Education & Training

  • M.D., Nanjing Medical University-China , 1991
  • Ph.D., Nanjing Medical University-China , 1999
  • Residency, Nanjing Univ of Sci & Tech Med, 1994
  • Fellowship, National Institues of Health, 2004
Lijun Ma, Ph.D., M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Lijun Ma, Ph.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor, Nephrology

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2209 | Department: 336-716-4650

Recent Publications

Divers J, Palmer ND, Lu L, Langefeld CD, Rocco MV, Hicks PJ, Murea M, Ma L, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Gene-gene interactions in APOL1-associated nephropathy. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014;29(3):587-594.

Ma L, Murea M, Snipes JA, Marinelarena A, Kruger J, Hicks PJ, Langberg KA, Bostrom MA, Cooke JN, Suzuki D, Babazono T, Uzu T, Tang SC, Mondal AK, Sharma NK, Kobes S, Antinozzi PA, Davis M, Das SK, Rasouli N, Kern PA,. An ACACB variant implicated in diabetic nephropathy associates with body mass index and gene expression in obese subjects. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56193.

Ma L, Snipes JA, Murea M, Antinozzi PA, Shelness GS, Saleem M, Satchell SC, Banas B, Mathieson PW, Kretzler M, Petrovic S, Ross MD, Pollak MR, Rudel L, Parks JS, Freedman BI. ApoL1 protein in non-diseased human podocytes: endogenous synthesis versus uptake? [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013;24(Abstract Suppl):557A.

Divers J, Nunez M, High KP, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Spainhour M, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker SB, Duncan K, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Freedman BI. JC polyoma virus interacts with APOL1 in African Americans with nondiabetic nephropathy. Kidney Int. 2013;84(6):1207-1213.

Langberg KA, Ma L, Sharma NK, Hanis CL, Elbein SC [deceased], Hasstedt SJ, Das SK. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in JAZF1 and BCL11A gene are nominally associated with type 2 diabetes in African-American families from the GENNID study. J Hum Genet. 2012;57(1):57-61.


Traurig MT, Perez JM, Ma L, Bian L, Kobes S, Hanson RL, Knowler WC, Krakoff JA, Bogardus C, Baier LJ. Variants in the LEPR gene are nominally associated with higher BMI and lower 24-h energy expenditure in Pima Indians. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012;20(12):2426-2430.

Chen Z, Freedman BI, Graham WD, Ross NA, Pollak MR, Ross MD, Murea M, Ma L, Antinozzi PA. Dose-dependent expression of ApoL1 protein sensitizes cell death pathways [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23():136A.

Freedman BI, Murea M, Rocco MV, Ma L, Bowden DW, Ornelles DA, Kleiboeker S, Langefeld CD, Turner J, Divers J. JC polyoma virus interacts with apolipoprotein L1 genetic risk in African Americans with non-diabetic nephropathy [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2012;23():178A.

Murea M, Lu L, Ma L, Hicks PJ, Divers J, McDonough CW, Langefeld CD, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Genome-wide association scan for survival on dialysis in African-Americans with type 2 diabetes. Am J Nephrol. 2011;33(6):502-509.

Das SK, Sharma NK, Hasstedt SJ, Mondal AK, Ma L, Langberg KA, Elbein SC [deceased]. An integrative genomics approach identifies activation of thioredoxin/thioredoxin reductase-1-mediated oxidative stress defense pathway and inhibition of angiogenesis in obese nondiabetic human subjects. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011;96(8):E1308-1313.

Ma L, Mondal AK, Murea M, Sharma NK, Langberg KA, Das SK, Antinozzi PA, Parks JS, Elbein SC [deceased], Freedman BI, et al. The effect of ACACB cis-variants on gene expression and metabolic traits. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(8):e23860.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Ma L, Otvos JD, Turner J, Antinozzi PA, Rocco MV, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) nephropathy risk variants associate with HDL subfraction concentration in African Americans [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011;22(Abstract Suppl):178A.

Freedman BI, Langefeld CD, Murea M, Ma L, Otvos JD, Turner J, Antinozzi PA, Divers J, Hicks PJ, Bowden DW, Rocco MV, Parks JS. Apolipoprotein L1 nephropathy risk variants associate with HDL subfraction concentration in African Americans. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011;26(11):3805-3810.

Murea M, Freedman BI, Parks JS, Antinozzi PA, Elbein SC [deceased], Ma L. Lipotoxicity in diabetic nephropathy: the potential role of fatty acid oxidation. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;5(12):2373-2379.

Tang SCW, Leung VTM, Chan LYY, Ma L, Elbein SC [deceased], Bowden DW, Hicks PJ, Comeau ME, Langefeld CD, Freedman BI, et al. The acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase beta (ACACB) gene is associated with nephropathy in Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2010;25(12):3931-3934.

Antinozzi PA, Barnes BC, Deegan D, Ma L, Freedman BI, Murea M. Digital deconstruction of heterogeneous renal cell preparations with high-content imaging and cell specific biomarkers [abstract]. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010;21(Suppl):409A.

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