Jing Ma joined the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in June 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Jing Ma finished her Ph.D. training at the NIAAA Intramural laboratory of liver diseases, under the tutelage of Dr. Bin Gao. During her PhD training, her research areas focus on the basic mechanism of alcohol-induced liver injury. Since she joined Dr. Suthat Liangpunsakul’s lab, she has broadened her research areas with several basic and translational studies on alcohol-induced liver injury and refined the scope of her work through an independent project to focus on the role of neutrophils in ALD pathogenesis. She has discovered 2 distinct phenotypes of hepatic inflammatory cell infiltration in severe alcoholic hepatitis patients, one with high intrahepatic neutrophils, low CD4+/CD8+ T cells, and vice versa. This work has been published at Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI).