Zhen Wu

Anisha Paulson

Jessica Bullock

Postdoctoral Researchers:

  • Yuanguo Wang (Nov 2014- Mar 2017)
  • Ying Cai (Mar 2015- Mar 2017)

Visiting Scholars:

  • Zhong Peng (PhD, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, March 2016- March 2018)
  • Chunhui Li (MD, Xiangya Hospital Central South University of China, Nov 2016- Dec 2017)
  • Zhibian Duan (PhD, Professor, College of Animal Science, Shanxi Agriculture University, Sep-Dec 2016)
  • Yang Wang (PhD, Associate Professor, College of Animal Science and Technology, Henan University of Science and Technology, May 2015-May 2016)
  • Xianghong Ju (PhD, Associate Professor, Guangdong Ocean University, Guangdong, China, Nov 2014-Nov 2015)
  • Song Zhao (MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, Jun 2014-Jun 2015)
  • Keshan Zhang (PhD, Associate Professor, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Academy of Agricultural Science, Nov 2013-Nov 2014)
  • Yuankai Wang (PhD, Shanghao Jiao Tong University, Feb 2013-Feb 2014)

Undergraduate Students:

  • Angela Zhu
  • Rachel Sieradzan

Eric Taylor

Trang received her M.S. in Molecular Medicine from the University of South Florida. She is currently focusing on the immunological aspect and epithelial tight junction barrier in response to Clostridium difficile.  She plans to continue her education in research and medicine.

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.

Trang Nguyen


Eric received his B.S. in molecular biology & microbiology from the University of Central Florida, and received his M.S. in medical sciences from the University of South Florida. He hopes to continue his education in medical school.

Duolong is a post-doc researcher in Dr. Sun’s lab.  He focuses on CDI new therapeutic strategies developing, ongoing projects including: 1) sRNA/miRNA regulation during C. difficile infection progress; 2) New adhesin protein identification and corresponding antibody developing; 3) Study on mechanism of C. difficile antibiotic resistance.

Zhen Wu received his Ph. D from Nanjing Normal University. He is currently a Visiting-Scholar in Dr. Sun’ lab. He is now working on the C. difficile toxin–induced inflammation in gastrointestinal tract.

Duolong Zhu

Xingmin Sun

Ishani Wickramage

Enid Jimenez

Shaohui Wang

Jessica Bullock is a junior at the University of South Florida.  She is majoring in Microbiology and minoring in Infection Control.  She is interested in pursuing a PhD in Infectious Disease and hopes to have a career in research.  She has been a member of Dr. Sun's lab since fall 2016.

Shaohui is currently a Research Associate at Department of Molecular Medicine, and currently working on the pathogenesis of Clostridium difficile.

Enid received her B.S. in Biomedical Sciences and B.A. in French from the University of Central Florida. She is working on a graduate certificate in Anatomy at the University of South Florida. She hopes to continue her education in medicine and become a physician.

Dr. Xingmin Sun is the primary researcher in this lab. He has his PhD in Natural Sciences from the Christian Albrechts University of Kiel. He has also earned his masters in Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology from the Nanijing Agricultural University. He is an assistant professor at USF Health, the College of Medicine Molecular Medicine, and the College of Medicine Internal Medicine.

Anisha Paulson is a second year student at the University of South Florida. She is majoring in Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Public Health and Infection Control. She wants to pursue a carrier in Medicine and become a Pediatrician. She has been in Dr. Sun's lab since Fall 2016.