Jason(Senjie) Ma was born in Shanghai, China. He completed his undergraduate study at Carleton College, where he investigated the reactivity of late transition metal silylene complexes under the supervision of Professor Matt Whited. In 2018, Jason moved to Berkeley and joined the Hartwig group. He is currently working on the mechanistic studies of ruthenium catalyzed hydroamination reaction. When not in lab, Jason enjoys watching documentaries, cooking and playing table tennis.