Postdoctoral Fellows

Ning Sun, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Gene and Cell Therapy Laboratory (CGCT)


Ph.D., Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Iowa State University, 2008
M.D., School of Medicine, Fudan University, 2000

Contact Information:

S114 Grant Building
300 Pasteur Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone: 650-736-2863
Fax: 650-736-0234

Research Interests:

Human embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer and molecular imaging

Recent Publications:

  1. Jia F, Wilson KD, Sun N, Gupta DM, Huang M, Li Z, Panetta NJ, Chen ZY, Robbins RC, Kay MA, Longaker MT, Wu JC. A nonviral minicircle vector for deriving iPS cells. Nature Methods. 2010;epub ahead of print.
  2. Sun N, Longaker MT, Wu JC. Human iPS cell-based therapy: Considerations before clinical applications. Cell Cycle. 2010;9(5):1-6.
  3. Chen MQ, Xie X, Wilson KD, Sun N, Wu JC, Giovangrandi L, Kovacs GT. Current-controlled electrical point-source stimulation of embryonic stem cells. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 2009;2(4):625-635.
  4. Sun N, Huaitt WT, Li Z, Paulin D, Robson RM. Synemin interacts with the LIM domain protein zyxin and is essential for cell adhesion and migration. Exp Cell Res. 2009;316(3):491-505.
  5. Sun N, Lee A, Wu JC. Long term non-invasive imaging of embryonic stem cells using reporter genes. Nature Protocols. 2009;4(8):1192-1201.
  6. Sun N, Panetta NJ, Gupta DM, Wilson KD, Lee A, Jia F, Hu S, Cherry AM, Robbins RC, Longaker MT, Wu JC. Feeder-free derivation of induced pluripotent stem cells from adult human adipose stem cells . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2009;106(37):15720-15725.
  7. Wilson KD, Venkatasubrahmanyam S, Jia F, Sun N, Butte AJ, Wu JC. MicroRNA profiling of human-induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells and Development. 2009;18(5):749-58.
  8. Sun N, Critchley DR, Li Z, Paulin D, Robson RM. Human Alpha-Synemin Interacts Directly with Vinculin and Metavinculin. Biochem J.. 2008;409:657-667.
  9. Sun N, Critchley DR, Li Z, Paulin D, Robson RM. Identification of a Repeated Domain within Mammalian Alpha-Synemin that Interacts Directly with Talin. Exp Cell Res. 2008;314:1839-1849.
  10. Qian RZ, Sun N, Jin HM. Effects of Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Zhi) on the Proliferation and Apoptosis of Microvascular Endothelial Cells In Vitro. J of Chinese Microvasculation. 2002;6:72-74.