Latest information on COVID-19
Support teaching, research, and patient care.
Dr. Yang Sun MD.PhD. is an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Sun was a trainee in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Louis. His clinical Ophthalmology training was at Stanford University and followed by a Heed fellowship in glaucoma at University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Dr. Sun is a clinician-scientist with clinical specialty in glaucoma medical and surgical management, as well as cataract surgery. He practices at both Byers Eye Institute at Stanford as well as Palo Alto VA medical center. He is an NIH and VA funded investigator with the research focus on roles of inositol metabolism in eye development and disease. The current research interests in his lab include the elucidation of the mechanisms in cilia-mediated signaling in glaucoma and retinal degeneration.
We are interested in the role of inositol phosphatases in eye development and disease, using both animal models and human disease tissue. We are a translational laboratory seeking to understand the basic function of proteins as well as developing therapeutic strategies for clinical trials.