Jun Sun, PhD


College of Medicine


Cancer Biology

Full Member

Phone: 312-996-5020

Email: junsun7@uic.edu

Dr. Jun Sun is a tenured Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. She is an elected fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association.e (AGA). She is the Chair-elected for the AGA microbiome section.Her research interests are host-microbiome interactions in inflammation and cancer. Her key achievements include 1) characterization of vitamin D receptor regulation of gut microbiome in intestinal homeostasis and inflammation, 2) identification of dysbiosis and intestinal dysfunction in Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), 3) characterization of bacteria in regulating intestinal stem cells and leading to cancer, and 4) identification and characterization of the Salmonella protein AvrA in host-bacterial interactions in infection and cancer.Dr. Sun has published over 170 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, including Gut, Cell Stem Cells, Nature Genetics, JBC, Autophagy, American Journal of Pathology, &and American Journal of Physiology-GI. She is the leading editor of three books, including a recent Nature/Spring book entitled Mechanisms Uunderlying Hhost-Mmicrobiome Iinteractions in Ppathophysiology of Hhuman Ddiseases.This book has shown a novel theme and multiple disciplinary topics of microbiome research for a broad audience. She serves on the editorial board of more than 10 peer-reviewed international scientific journals. She services study sections for the NIH, American Cancer Society, and other national and international research foundations. Her research is supported by the NIH, DOD, and others research awards. DHer research is focused on host-bacterial interactions.

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