Leyuan Ma, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dr. Ma obtained his PhD degree in biomedical sciences from Dr. Michael Green’s lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2016. Following graduation, Dr. Ma continued his postdoctoral fellowship in Immunotherapy and Immune Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute under the guidance of Dr. Darrell Irvine. During his fellowship, Dr. Ma developed a synthetic booster vaccine to enhance the Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell therapy for solid tumors, and he was supported by American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship from 2019-2021. In 2022, Dr. Ma was appointed as an assistant professor in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ma is also a member of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics (CCMT) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Ma was awarded the NIAID new innovators award (DP2).