Qiuping Ma, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology


Dr. Ma is a member of the Division of Pathology at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

Office Location:
Pittsburgh VA Medical Center
Room 2NE 124
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-360-1592
Email: Qiuping.Ma@va.gov

Research Interests

  • Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology

Selected Publications

  1. Zhang X, Jiang F, Li P, Li C, Ma Q, Nicosia SV, Bai W: Growth suppression of ovarian cancer xenografts in nude mice by vitamin D analogue EB1089. Clin Cancer Res. 11(1):323-8, 2005.
  2. Fu W, Ma Q, Chen L, Li P, Zhang M, Ramamoorthy S, Nawaz Z, Shimojima T, Wang H, Yang Y, Shen Z, Zhang Y, Zhang X, Nicosia SV, Zhang Y, Pledger JW, Chen J, Bai W: MDM2 acts downstream of p53 as an E3 ligase to promote FOXO ubiquitination and degradation. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284(21): 13987-4000, 2009
  3. Ma Q, Fu W, Li P, Nicosia SV, Jenster G, Zhang X, Bai W: FoxO1 mediates PTEN suppression of androgen receptor N- and C- terminal interactions and coactivator recruitment. Molecular Endocrinology. 23(2): 213-225, 2009
  4. Yang Y, Tse AK, Li P, Ma Q, Xiang S, Nicosia SV, Seto E, Zhang X, Bai W: Inhibition of androgen receptor activity by histone deacetylase 4 through receptor SUMOylation. Oncogene. 30(19): 2207-18, 2011
  5. Watanabe H*, Ma Q*, Peng S, Adelmant G, Swain D, Song W, Fox C, Francis JM, Pedamallu CS, Deluca DS, Brooks AN, Wang S, Que J, Rustgi AK, Wong KK, Ligon KL, Liu XS, Marto JA, Meyerson M, Bass AJ: SOX2 and p63 colocalize at genetic loci in squamous cell carcinomas. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 124(4):1636-45, 2014 (* co-first author)
  6. Hong YS, Kim J, Pectasides E, Fox C, Hong SW, Ma Q, Wong GS, Peng S, Stachler MD, Thorner AR, Van Hummelen P, Bass AJ: Src Mutation Induces Acquired Lapatinib Resistance in ERBB2-Amplified Human Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma Models. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 28;9(10):e109440. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109440. eCollection 2014.