Ph. D., Associate Researcher
Adress: Room 347, Administration Building, Shenzhen University, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518060
2016, Huazhong Agricultural University, College of Resources & Environment, Ph. D.
2009, China Agricultural University, College of Horticulture, B. S.
2020.01—Now, Shenzhen University, IAS, Associate Researcher
2016.09—2019.09, Shenzhen University, IAS, Postdoc
My research activities are at the intersection of plant cell wall, silicon and heavy metal toxicity. Skilled in AFM, NMT technology and molecular biological techniques. Recently, I coated silica shells on the surfaces of rice single cells by mimicking diatom biosilicification. Trying to understand how Si-accumulating species use silica to improve mechanical property and enhance heavy metal tolerance at the single-cell level.
1. Ma J*, Zhou B*, Tan Q, Li Z, Ke P. 2020. The Roles of Silicon in Combating Cadmium Challenge in the Marine Diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 121903. (*joint first authors)
2. Xu S, Ma J, Ji R, Pan K, Miao AJ. 2019. Microplastics in aquatic environments: occurrence, accumulation, and biological effects. Science of The Total Environment, 134699.
3. Ma J, Zhou B, Duan D, Pan K. 2019. Salinity-dependent nanostructures and composition of cell surface and its relation to Cd toxicity in an estuarine diatom. Chemosphere, 215, 807-814.
4. Ma J, Zhou B, Duan D, Wei Y, Pan K. 2018. Silicon limitation reduced the adsorption of cadmium in marine diatoms. Aquatic Toxicology, 202, 136-144.
5. Sheng H, Ma J, Pu J, Wang L. 2018. Cell wall-bound silicon optimizes ammonium uptake and metabolism in rice cells. Annals of botany, 122, 303-313.
6. Ma J, Zhang X, Wang L. 2017. Synergistic effects between [Si-hemicellulose matrix] ligands and Zn ions in inhibiting Cd ion uptake in rice (Oryza sativa) cells. Planta, 245(5), 965-976.
7. Ma J, Zhang X, Zhang W, Wang L. 2016. Multifunctionality of silicified nanoshells at cell interfaces of Oryza sativa. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 4: 6792-6799.
8. Ma J, Sheng HC, Li XL, Wang LJ. 2016. iTRAQ-based proteomic analysis reveals the mechanisms of silicon-mediated cadmium tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa) cells. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 104: 71-80.
9. Ma J, Cai H, He C, Zhang W, Wang L. 2015. A hemicellulose-bound form of silicon inhibits cadmium ion uptake in rice (Oryza sativa) cells. New Phytologist, 206: 1063-1074.
10. He C, Ma J, Wang L. 2015. A hemicellulose-bound form of silicon with potential to improve the mechanical properties and regeneration of the cell wall of rice. New Phytologist, 206: 1051-1062.
11. Liu J*, Ma J*, He C*, Li X, Zhang W, Xu F, et al. 2013. Inhibition of cadmium ion uptake in rice (Oryza sativa) cells by a wall-bound form of silicon. New Phytologist, 200: 691-699. (*joint first authors)
12. He C, Wang L, Liu J, Liu X, Li X, Ma J, et al. 2013. Evidence for 'silicon' within the cell walls of suspension-cultured rice cells. New Phytologist, 200: 700–709.