UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

PEDIATRICS, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

SUN LAB

Development, Disease, Stem Cells, and Neural-Immune Interactions

RESEARCH FOCUS

The Sun Lab studies fundamental mechanisms of tissue formation, maintenance, function/dysfunction, regeneration/degeneration. We employ cutting edge genome editing, single cell transcriptomic and epigenomics, and whole-tissue clearing and advanced imaging approaches to delineate the robust programs that dictate normal biology, and uncover the imperfections that initiate pathogenesis.

At the center of our investigation is the lung, an organ that is vital for survival at first breath. It is the setting for many fetal, pediatric and adult diseases that have little explanation and no cure. We use disease modeling as a starting point to make basic science discoveries in developmental biology, stem cell biology, lung-immune-neural circuit interactions.

Latest From The Sun Lab

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NEWS

Congratulations to graduate student Albert Xu and postdoc Le Xu for receiving predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowship awards!


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WE'RE HIRING!

Current openings for postdocs and graduate students. Please contact Dr. Sun at xinsun (AT) ucsd (DOT) edu