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Shi-Yong Sun

Shi-Yong Sun

Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
USA

Biography

Dr. Shi-Yong Sun is a tenured Professor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine and Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. Sun’s research primarily focuses on regulation of death receptors, particularly TRAIL receptors, by small therapeutic molecules and their implications in drug-induced apoptosis and cancer therapy. In addition, his lab is interested in understanding mTOR signaling in cancer and targeting the mTOR axis for cancer therapy. Dr. Sun is a Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scientist and Halpern Research Scholar. He is on the editorial boards of 25 cancer-related journals and has published over 150 original research papers in prominent peer-reviewed journals.

Research Interest

Regulation of death receptors, particularly TRAIL receptors, by small therapeutic molecules and their implications in drug-induced apoptosis and cancer therapy