Dr. Sun & Dr. Wen in lab

Principle Investigator

Dr. Duxin Sun is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and J G Searle Endowed Professor in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sun serves as the Director of Pharmacokinetics (PK) Core. Dr. Sun also has joint appointment in the Chemical Biology program, the Interdisciplinary Medicinal Chemistry program, and University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Sun has published more than 180 papers, 100 meeting abstracts, 10 book chapters, and 12 U.S. patents. Dr. Sun has supervised 29 PhD students and 40 postdoctoral fellows and visiting scientists. Dr. Sun is a Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and has served as chair of the PPB (Physical Pharmacy and Biopharmaceutics) section in AAPS; Dr. Sun serves on FDA Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. Dr. Sun is the Vice president of the American Chinese Pharmaceutical Association (ACPA). Dr. Sun has served on study sections for NIH, FDA, Cancer Research UK, French National Research Agency, and Italian Ministry of Health.


Dr. Sun’s research interests focus on drug discovery and nanomedicine for cancer therapeutics.  Specifically, his lab is currently working on: (1) Nanoparticles for drug and vaccine delivery; (2) Novel cancer targets and drug discovery; (3) Cancer stem cells and therapeutics; (4) Drug optimization alters tissue targeting, efficacy and toxicity; (5) Intubation and wireless sampling device in Gut for drug optimization and microbiome analysis. His research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and other grant agencies. More information on the lab's research programs can be found here.


Lab Members  

The Sun Lab research team is made up of about thirty individuals, including graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, research scientists, and PK Core staff, as well as visiting research scientists. We have students from the Pharmaceutical Sciences department at the College of Pharmacy, from the Program in Chemical Biology, and from the Cellular and Molecular Biology department at LS&A. Our lab includes researchers with degrees in chemistry, biology, mathematics, and engineering.

Each research program is led by a senior scientist—Dr. Hongwei Chen, Dr. Hebao Yuan, Dr. Joseph Burnett—and Dr. Bo Wen serves as the manager for the PK Core. You can learn more about our lab members here, and check for open positions in the lab here

Lab Location

The Sun Lab is located at the North Campus Research Complex, Building 520, 1600 Huron Parkway, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lab meetings are held weekly; the lab calendar is available here. For administrative concerns, please contact Erika Zucal, the lab's administrative assistant, at ehaskins@med.umich.edu

Sun Lab group photo in lab

Listing Row

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015