Ma, Shuang

Member Profile

Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss)
Department of Biological Sciences
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

Research Interests
● Interactions of soil-plant-microbes under global change
● Terrestrial system response to global change (especially on soil respiration, activities of extracellular enzymes, soil microbes composition)
● The functional significance of mycorrhizal fungi community composition, especially their impacts on host plants
● Nutrient cycling in ecosystems under interactions of soil-plant-microbes
● Organic nitrogen uptake by plants
● Transporters mediating nitrogen uptake from soil

Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, August 2015 – Present, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA.

M.S. Plant Physiological Ecology, August 2015, Department of Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

B.S. in Biological Sciences, July 2012. Department of Life Sciences, Sichuan Agricultural University, Sichuan, China

Professional Employment
2015 - : Research Assistant (with Dr. Yiqi Luo), University of Oklahoma

Jiang Jiang, Yuanyuan Huang, Shuang Ma, Mark Stacy, Zheng Shi, Daniel M. Ricciuto, Paul J. Hanson, Yiqi Luo. 2018. Forecasting responses of a northern peatland carbon cycle to elevated CO2 and a gradient of experimental warming. Journal of GeophysicalResearch: Biogeosciences, 123: 1057-1071.

Shuang Ma, Jiang Jiang, Yuanyuan Huang, Zheng Shi, Rachel M. Wilson, Daniel Ricciuto, Stephen D. Sebestyen, Paul J. Hanson, Yiqi Luo. 2017. Data-Constrained Projections of Methane Fluxes in a Northern Minnesota Peatland in Response to Elevated CO2 and Warming. Journal of GeophysicalResearch: Biogeosciences, 122: 2841-2861.

Yuanyuan Huang, Jiang Jiang, Shuang Ma, Daniel Ricciuto, Paul J Hanson, Yiqi Luo. 2017. Soil thermal dynamics, snow cover and frozen depth under five temperature treatments in an ombrotrophic bog: Constrained forecast with data assimilation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122: 2046-2063.

Ma S, Zhu XX, Zhang J, Zhang LR, Che RX, Wang F, Liu HK, Niu HS, Wang SP, Cui XY. Warming decreased and grazing increased plant uptake of amino acids in an alpine meadow. Ecology and Evolution, 2015, 5: 3995-4005

Che RX, Wang F, Wang YF, Deng YC, Zhang J, Ma S, Cui XY. A review on the methods for measuring total microbial activity in soil. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2015. doi: 10.5846/stxb201410262093, In press. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Wu YB, Che RX, Ma S, Deng YC, Zhu MJ, Cui XY. Estimation of root productionand turnover in an alpine meadow: comparison of three measurement methods. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 2014, 34(13): 3529-3537. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Xue J, Ma S, Deng X, Li C, Chen H, Wu Q. Prokaryotic Expression and Reverse Catalytic Activity Characterizations of Phenylalanine Ammonia-Lyase Gene (Ft PAL) From Fagopyrum tataricum. Journol of Agricultural Biotechnology, 2014, 22, 64-70. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Han CC, Wan HF, Ma S, Liu DD, He F, Wang JW, Pan ZX, Liu HH, Li L, He Hua, Xu HY, Wei SH, Xu F. Role of mammalian sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) in lipids metabolism and cell proliferation of goose primary hepatocytes. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 2014, 382(1): 282-291

Fan C, Li SJ, Li CL, Ma S, Zou LK, Wu Q. Isolation, identification and cellulase production of a cellulolytic bacterium from intestines of giant panda. Acta Microbiologica Sinica, 2012, 52(9): 1113-1121. (in Chinese with English abstract)

Ma S, Han CC, Wang JW. The complementary DNA Segment Cloning and Bioinformatics Analysis of INTS2 Gene in Goose. 3rd International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, 2011, vol 2:7-11, Cheng Du, China. (Poster)

Teaching Experience
Teaching assistant, Department of Life Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
● Population Genetics (Summer 2015)
● Animal Ethology (Spring 2015)
● Introduction to Structural Biology (Fall 2014)

Professional Skills
Ecological Techniques:
● Stable isotope labelling
● Soil physical and chemical properties analysis
● Soil proteolytic enzyme activity analysis

Molecular Biology Techniques:
● DNA and RNA isolation
● primer design and cloning, PCR (Real-time PCR)
● Gene walking, 5’ and 3’RACE
● Prokaryotic and eukaryotic expression

Protein Biochemistry Techniques:
● SDS-PAGE, Protein isolation
● Enzymatic activity analysis

Bioinformatics analysis:
● Sequence alignment
● Phylogenetic tree building

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