Sun Lab @
University of South Florida
I am a junior pursuing a B.S. in cell and molecular biology at the University of South Florida. My future goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in cellular biology. I am interested in studying phage biology and its applications to disease treatment. Besides research, my passion for learning also extends to education. I am fascinated by the ways in which teachers and students interact with each other and learn from one another. My goal is to obtain a faculty position at a research university so I can contribute to the knowledge base that drives scientific advancement while also being involved in improving STEM education for aspiring students.
Dr. Sun is the Principle Investigator. He has his PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Kiel, Germany. He earned his Master Degree in Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology from the Nanjing Agricultural University. He is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF). He holds secondary appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology & Molecular Biology, and USF Genomics. Dr. Sun is a NIH Career Development Awardee. His research is supported by several NIH grants including R01, R21, R03 as well as internal seed grants and contracts. He serves on Editorial Boards for “Infection and Immunity”, “Applied and Environmental Microbiology”. He also serves Review Editor for “Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology”, and acts as an ad-hoc reviewer for 10 other journals. In addition, Dr. Sun has been actively serving NIH study section panels. In 2018, he was awarded "Faculty Outstanding Research Achievement Award" at USF.
Ann Mathew is a second year student majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Infection control. She is planning to do a PhD after her undergraduate studies. And is aiming to pursue a career in clinical Microbiology or Epidemiology and hoping to work with CDC in future. She is been working as research volunteer in Dr. Sun’s lab since spring 2020.
Ishani obtained her MBBS and MSc from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is currently reading for her PhD in Medical Sciences at Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, and working on overcoming antibiotic resistance of Clostridium difficile.
I have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Gulf Coat University and am continuing my studies at the University of South Florida. My major will be Medical Sciences with a concentration of Molecular Medicine.
Shaohui is currently a Research Associate at Department of Molecular Medicine, and currently working on the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile.