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Jun Sun, PhD

Professor
Office Phone: 312-996-5020Lab Phone: 312-996-6010 Publications Website: Link Lab Website: Link
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Biographical Info

Education History:
Undergraduate: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Bachelor of Science)
Medical School: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Master of Science-Genetics)
PhD: Toxicology & Pharmacology Institute, China Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

List Accomplishments/Awards/Honor:

1985–1989 Student in Academic Excellence Award with National Scholarship, Wuhan University, China

1990 Guanghua (Aetna) Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Wuhan University, China

1997 Awarded Excellent Thesis Prize, The Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

1998 Ph.D. Student in Academic Excellence Award, Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Beijing, China Outstanding Research Paper, 1st International Conference on Bio. Therapy and Modern Cancer Treatment, Outstanding Research Paper, The Chinese Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society

1999
Excellent Teacher, Nanfang Medical University
National Prize of Advancement of Science and Technology, China Ministry of Education

2000-2001 John E. Fogarty international NIH Training Grant, NIH

2002 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation,

2003-2005 Pilot and Feasibility Award, DDRCC, The University of Chicago (DK42086),

2004
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Distinguish Poster Presentation,
Special Researcher, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, 2004

2006
AGA Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award,
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Travel Award for scientific workshop on “Microbial-Host Interactions in IBD”, 2006

2007 AGA– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation

2008
NIH NIDDK Career Development Award,
AGA Abstract of Distinction
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick, Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (These awards have been created to celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy and innovative scientists from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.),

2009
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award,
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award, for the Harry J. Lloyd grant for basic research
Travel Award for the NIH NIDDK New Investigators’ Workshop, April, 2009
Travel Award for Harry and Elsa Jiler—American Cancer Society Professors Meeting.
3D-Gene Competition Award for Microarray Analysis, Toray Industries, Inc. Japan.

2009-2011
AGA– Oral Presentation in Topic Forum at Digestive Disease Week (DDW)

2010
New York Developmental or Exploratory Activities Award for Stem Cell Research
Special Award for Junior Faculty, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester

2011
Third Place Prize in the Probiotics Challenge 2011, AGA Institute and Institute Rosell-Lallemand
Visiting Professorship, UNESCO-American Society for Microbiology visiting resource person program

2012
Highly rated paper, American Association for Cancer Research 2012 annual meeting, Chicago
Swim Across America Cancer Research Award

2013-2015 Invited Table Leader for Women’s Career Discussion, AGA, DDW, 2013-2015

2014
AGA Women’s Leadership Conference (selected invitation), Jan. 30, 2014. Dallas, TX
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2014

2015
American Gastroenterological Association Fellow (AGAF)
John Forte GIL Section Distinguished Abstract Plenary Session, Experimental Biology, Three Oral Presentations in AGA Topic Forum, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the AGA/CSG symposium 2015
Brian Piccolo Cancer Award
National ALS Association Award
NIH NIDDK R01 Award

2016
American Cancer Society Ambassador
APS 2016 International Opportunity Program Award
Tasly Research Award
Cancer Prevention Award-2015, for the Halifax Group, Prevent Cancer Now
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award

2017
Selected for Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers, UIC
DOM Council, UIC

2018
Chair-elected for the Microbiome and Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract (MMDGT) Section, American Gastroenterological Association
Selected as a representative for iAGA Institute Council’s NEW Poster Visiting Program
NIH NIDDK R01 Award for tight junctions in inflammation

Categories: DOM – Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Faculty
Updated 6 months ago.

Current Fellows

Jun Sun, PhD

Professor
Office Phone: 312-996-5020Lab Phone: 312-996-6010 Publications Website: Link Lab Website: Link
Photo of Jun Sun, PhD

Biographical Info

Education History:
Undergraduate: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Bachelor of Science)
Medical School: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Master of Science-Genetics)
PhD: Toxicology & Pharmacology Institute, China Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

List Accomplishments/Awards/Honor:

1985–1989 Student in Academic Excellence Award with National Scholarship, Wuhan University, China

1990 Guanghua (Aetna) Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Wuhan University, China

1997 Awarded Excellent Thesis Prize, The Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

1998 Ph.D. Student in Academic Excellence Award, Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Beijing, China Outstanding Research Paper, 1st International Conference on Bio. Therapy and Modern Cancer Treatment, Outstanding Research Paper, The Chinese Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society

1999
Excellent Teacher, Nanfang Medical University
National Prize of Advancement of Science and Technology, China Ministry of Education

2000-2001 John E. Fogarty international NIH Training Grant, NIH

2002 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation,

2003-2005 Pilot and Feasibility Award, DDRCC, The University of Chicago (DK42086),

2004
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Distinguish Poster Presentation,
Special Researcher, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, 2004

2006
AGA Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award,
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Travel Award for scientific workshop on “Microbial-Host Interactions in IBD”, 2006

2007 AGA– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation

2008
NIH NIDDK Career Development Award,
AGA Abstract of Distinction
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick, Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (These awards have been created to celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy and innovative scientists from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.),

2009
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award,
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award, for the Harry J. Lloyd grant for basic research
Travel Award for the NIH NIDDK New Investigators’ Workshop, April, 2009
Travel Award for Harry and Elsa Jiler—American Cancer Society Professors Meeting.
3D-Gene Competition Award for Microarray Analysis, Toray Industries, Inc. Japan.

2009-2011
AGA– Oral Presentation in Topic Forum at Digestive Disease Week (DDW)

2010
New York Developmental or Exploratory Activities Award for Stem Cell Research
Special Award for Junior Faculty, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester

2011
Third Place Prize in the Probiotics Challenge 2011, AGA Institute and Institute Rosell-Lallemand
Visiting Professorship, UNESCO-American Society for Microbiology visiting resource person program

2012
Highly rated paper, American Association for Cancer Research 2012 annual meeting, Chicago
Swim Across America Cancer Research Award

2013-2015 Invited Table Leader for Women’s Career Discussion, AGA, DDW, 2013-2015

2014
AGA Women’s Leadership Conference (selected invitation), Jan. 30, 2014. Dallas, TX
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2014

2015
American Gastroenterological Association Fellow (AGAF)
John Forte GIL Section Distinguished Abstract Plenary Session, Experimental Biology, Three Oral Presentations in AGA Topic Forum, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the AGA/CSG symposium 2015
Brian Piccolo Cancer Award
National ALS Association Award
NIH NIDDK R01 Award

2016
American Cancer Society Ambassador
APS 2016 International Opportunity Program Award
Tasly Research Award
Cancer Prevention Award-2015, for the Halifax Group, Prevent Cancer Now
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award

2017
Selected for Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers, UIC
DOM Council, UIC

2018
Chair-elected for the Microbiome and Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract (MMDGT) Section, American Gastroenterological Association
Selected as a representative for iAGA Institute Council’s NEW Poster Visiting Program
NIH NIDDK R01 Award for tight junctions in inflammation

Categories: DOM – Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Faculty
Updated 6 months ago.

Staff

Jun Sun, PhD

Professor
Office Phone: 312-996-5020Lab Phone: 312-996-6010 Publications Website: Link Lab Website: Link
Photo of Jun Sun, PhD

Biographical Info

Education History:
Undergraduate: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Bachelor of Science)
Medical School: Wuhan University, Wuhan China (Master of Science-Genetics)
PhD: Toxicology & Pharmacology Institute, China Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.

List Accomplishments/Awards/Honor:

1985–1989 Student in Academic Excellence Award with National Scholarship, Wuhan University, China

1990 Guanghua (Aetna) Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student, Wuhan University, China

1997 Awarded Excellent Thesis Prize, The Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

1998 Ph.D. Student in Academic Excellence Award, Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, Beijing, China Outstanding Research Paper, 1st International Conference on Bio. Therapy and Modern Cancer Treatment, Outstanding Research Paper, The Chinese Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society

1999
Excellent Teacher, Nanfang Medical University
National Prize of Advancement of Science and Technology, China Ministry of Education

2000-2001 John E. Fogarty international NIH Training Grant, NIH

2002 American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation,

2003-2005 Pilot and Feasibility Award, DDRCC, The University of Chicago (DK42086),

2004
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)– Distinguish Poster Presentation,
Special Researcher, Department of Pathology, The University of Chicago, 2004

2006
AGA Academic Skills Workshop Travel Award,
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Travel Award for scientific workshop on “Microbial-Host Interactions in IBD”, 2006

2007 AGA– Presidential Oral Plenary Presentation

2008
NIH NIDDK Career Development Award,
AGA Abstract of Distinction
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick, Dean of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, for the New York Academy of Sciences Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (These awards have been created to celebrate the excellence of the most noteworthy and innovative scientists from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.),

2009
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award,
Nominated by Dr. David Guzick for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigators in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award, for the Harry J. Lloyd grant for basic research
Travel Award for the NIH NIDDK New Investigators’ Workshop, April, 2009
Travel Award for Harry and Elsa Jiler—American Cancer Society Professors Meeting.
3D-Gene Competition Award for Microarray Analysis, Toray Industries, Inc. Japan.

2009-2011
AGA– Oral Presentation in Topic Forum at Digestive Disease Week (DDW)

2010
New York Developmental or Exploratory Activities Award for Stem Cell Research
Special Award for Junior Faculty, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester

2011
Third Place Prize in the Probiotics Challenge 2011, AGA Institute and Institute Rosell-Lallemand
Visiting Professorship, UNESCO-American Society for Microbiology visiting resource person program

2012
Highly rated paper, American Association for Cancer Research 2012 annual meeting, Chicago
Swim Across America Cancer Research Award

2013-2015 Invited Table Leader for Women’s Career Discussion, AGA, DDW, 2013-2015

2014
AGA Women’s Leadership Conference (selected invitation), Jan. 30, 2014. Dallas, TX
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2014

2015
American Gastroenterological Association Fellow (AGAF)
John Forte GIL Section Distinguished Abstract Plenary Session, Experimental Biology, Three Oral Presentations in AGA Topic Forum, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the Mentor and Advisor Event, Digestive Disease Week 2015
Invited mentor for the AGA/CSG symposium 2015
Brian Piccolo Cancer Award
National ALS Association Award
NIH NIDDK R01 Award

2016
American Cancer Society Ambassador
APS 2016 International Opportunity Program Award
Tasly Research Award
Cancer Prevention Award-2015, for the Halifax Group, Prevent Cancer Now
DOD Breast Cancer Research Program Breakthrough Award

2017
Selected for Mentor Training for Clinical and Translational Researchers, UIC
DOM Council, UIC

2018
Chair-elected for the Microbiome and Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract (MMDGT) Section, American Gastroenterological Association
Selected as a representative for iAGA Institute Council’s NEW Poster Visiting Program
NIH NIDDK R01 Award for tight junctions in inflammation

Categories: DOM – Gastroenterology and Hepatology – Faculty
Updated 6 months ago.

Affiliated Faculty

Waddah Alrefai, MD
Director of Collaborative Research
Associate Professor of Medicine

Pradeep Dudeja, PhD
Director of Scholarly Activities
Professor of Physiology in Medicine

Andrei Gartel, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics

Ravinder Gill, PhD
Assistant Professor

Sam Grimaldo, PhD
Research Assistant Professor

Seema Saksena, PhD
Research Associate Professor

Jun Sun, PhD
Associate Professor