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Bing Ma Ph.D.

Academic Title: Research Associate
Primary Appointment: Microbiology and Immunology
Location: BIOPARK2
Phone: 410-706-8365
Lab: 410-706-0763

Personal History:

Ph.D. - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. Computational Biology - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests:

  • Genomics
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiome


Dareng EO, Ma B, et al. Adebamowo CA. 2015. Prevalent high-risk HPV infection and vaginal microbiota in Nigerian women. Epidemiology and infection. doi:10.1017/S0950268815000965.

Eloe-Fadrosh E, et al. Ma B, et al. Fraser C. 2015. Functional dynamics of the elderly gut microbiome during probiotic consumption. mBio 6(2):e00231-15. doi:10.1128/mBio.00231-15.

Neuendorf E, et al. Ma B, et al. Ravel J. 2015. Chlamydia caviae infection alters abundance but not composition of the guinea pig vaginal microbiota. Pathog Dis. pii: ftv019.

Ma B, et al. Perna NT. 2014. Identification of host-microbe interaction factors in the genomes of soft rot-associated pathogens Dickeya dadantii 3937 and Pectobacterium carotovorum WPP14 with supervised machine learning. BMC Genomics. 15:508.

Fadrosh DW*, Ma B*, Gajer P, Sengamalay N, Ott S, Brotman RM, Ravel J. 2014. An Improved Dual-Indexing Approach for Multiplexed 16S rRNA Gene Sequencing on the Illumina MiSeq Platform. Microbiome. 2:6. *authors contribute equally.

Robinson CK, et al., Ma B, et al., DiRuggiero J. 2014. Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert. Environmental Microb. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.12364

Yu G, Fadrosh D, Ma B, Ravel J. and Geodert JJ. 2014. Anal microbiota profiles in HIV-positive and HIV-negative MSM. AIDS. 28. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000000154

Ravel J, Brotman RM, Gajer P, Ma B, Nandy M, Fadrosh DW, Sakamoto J, Koenig S, Fu L, Zhou X, Hickey RJ, Schwebke JR, and Forney LJ. 2013. Daily temporal dynamics of vaginal microbiota before, during and after episodes of bacterial vaginosis. Microbiome. 1:29.

Baumler DJ, Ma B, Reed JL, and Perna NT. 2013. Inferring ancient metabolism using ancestral core metabolic models of enterobacteria. BMC Systems Biology 7 (1), 46

Ma B, Brotman RM, Gajer P, Fadrosh D, Manhurkar A, Terplan M, Bavoid P, Forney LJ, and Ravel J. 2013. O05. 4 Assocation between Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection and the vaginal microbiome. Sexually Transmitted Infections 89 (Suppl 1), A35

Ma B, Forney LJ, and Ravel J. 2012. The vaginal microbiome: rethinking health and disease. Annu Rev Microbiol. 66:371-89.

Bai G., et al., Ma B, Yang H, Sakamoto J, Blanchard MH, and Brotman RM. 2012. Comparison of storage conditions for human vaginal microbiome studies.PloS ONE. 7(5) :e36934.

Kim HS, Ma B, Perna NT, and Charkowski AO. Phylogeny and virulence of naturally occurring type III secretion system-deficient Pectobacterium strains.Appl Environ Microb. 2009. 75: 4539-4549.

Glasner JD, et al., Ma B, et al., and Charkowski AO. Niche-specificity and the variable fraction of the Pectobacterium pan-genome. Mol Plant Microbe In. 2008. 21: 1549â?"1560.

Ma B, Hibbing ME, Kim HS, Reedy RM, Yedidia I, Breuer J, Breuer J, Glasner JD, Perna NT, Kelman A, and Charkowski AO. The host range and molecular phylogenies of the soft rot enterobacterial genera Pectobacterium and Dickeya. Phytopathology. 2007. 97: 1150-1163.