Dr. Shuying Sun joins Neuropathology Division

Memo from Dr. Ralph Hruban:

Please join me in welcoming Shuying Sun, Ph.D. from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the University of California at San Diego. Shuying will join our faculty in the Division of Neuropathology on July 1st, 2016. Shuying received her B.S. degree from Shandong University in China, and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, where she worked in the laboratory of Dr. Adrian Krainer at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and trained in basic molecular mechanisms of post-transcriptional RNA processing. Shuying has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in Don Cleveland’s laboratory since 2010.

A K99/R00 grant recipient, and author of papers in PNAS, Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, Shuying’s research here at Hopkins will focus on disease mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders and advanced novel RNA-targeting therapy using her knowledge of RNA Biology and technology. In particular, Shuying will focus on a C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion seen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Welcome Shuying!

Ralph Hruban, M.D.
Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology