Chongxiu (Sue) Sun
Sue received her PhD. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Nanjing University, China in 2006. Her thesis research involved structure and function study of aIIbb3 integrin, a glycoprotein expressing on platelet surface and involved in atherothrombosis. Then she obtained her postdoctoral training in Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s hospital focusing on cytokine IL18 and its receptor in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis with ApoE-/- and LDLR-/- mouse models. Since she moved to UC Davis in 2008, she has been continuing to work in vascular biology, specifically on endothelial dysfunction in chronic and acute inflammation such as atherosclerosis and acute lung injury. Right now, her interest is focused on the molecular mechanisms that regulate endothelial inflammation induced by lipid and lipid metabolites in conjunction with athero-susceptible shear stress.