Menglin Ma, PhD

Research Associate

Dr. Menglin Ma


Fax: 412-624-1401

447 Bridgeside Point II

450 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


PhD in Veterinary Public Health, Yamaguchi University, Japan

MS in Veterinary Pathology, China Agricultural University, China

BA in Veterinary Science, Shanxi Agricultural University, China

Research Summary

Regulation of CPB production by VirR/VirS two-component system and AgrB/D Quorum sensing system in Clostridium perfringens.

Research Lab Affiliation

Why I Chose Pitt

I worked on the same research field as the current lab during my study, and wanted to continue to do research. And also the University of Pitt is a good place to study.


Vidal, J. E; Ma, M; Saputo, J; Garcia, J; Uzal, F. A; and McClane, B. A. (2012) Evidence that the Agr-like quorum sensing system regulates the toxin production, cytotoxicity and pathogenicity of Clostridium perfringens type C isolate CN3685. Mol Microbiol. 83: 179-194. |  View Abstract

Ma, M; Vidal, J; Saputo, J; McClane, B. A; and Uzal, F. (2011) The VirS/VirR Two-Component System Regulates the Anaerobic Cytotoxicity, Intestinal Pathogenicity, and Enterotoxemic Lethality of Clostridium perfringens Type C Isolate CN3685. MBio. 2: e00338-10. |  View Abstract

Ma, M; Ohtani, K; Shimizu, T; and Misawa, N. (2007) Detection of an ORF-less group II intron in the alpha toxin gene of Clostridium perfringens isolated from a broiler chicken. J Bacteiol. 189: 1633-1640. |  View Abstract

Ma, M; Amano, T; Enokimoto, M; Yano, T; Moe, K. K; and Misawa, N. (2007) Influence of pH of TSI medium on the detection of hydrogen sulfide production by Campylobacter hyointestinalis. Lett Appl Microbiol. 44: 544-549. |  View Abstract

The alternation of the intestinal enzymes and the intestinal flora during postdawn period in diarrheal piglet. Chinese J Vet Med. 26: 39-40. |