Dengke Ma

2016 Fellow

Current Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Biological Sciences

About Dengke Ma's Work

Low temperature (hypothermia) and reduced oxygen (hypoxia) universally slow down organismic biological time. Many species in nature have evolved unique traits to respond and adapt to severe hypothermia/hypoxia. We use genetically tractable C. elegans and develop a new vertebrate model using Mangrove Killifish to discover novel mechanisms for biological tolerance of hypothermia/hypoxia.