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School of the Biological Sciences


Wellcome Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Gurdon Institute and Department of Genetics

Hangsong Ma studies the molecular mechanisms that govern mtDNA heteroplasmy transmission during development and ageing. In particular, why a mutant mitochondrial genome increases in abundance to cause diseases in some cases while in others, it is eliminated. Learn more


Research Areas

Genome inheritance and maintenance
Organelle genomics and function
Mitochondrial DNA transmission
Recombination and repair  


Genome editing and genetic manipulation


Research Themes