Drug Discovery, NanoMedicine, and Pharmacokinetics

Dr. Sun & Dr. Wen in lab

Principle Investigator

Dr. Duxin Sun is  the Charles Walgreen Jr. Professor of Pharmacy and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 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’s research interests focus on drug discovery, nanomedicine and pharmacokinetics.  Dr. Sun has published more than 240 papers, mentored 35 PhD students and 40 postdoctoral fellows/ 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) in AAPS. Dr. Sun served on FDA Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Pharmacology Advisory Committee. Dr. Sun is the President of the University of Michigan Association of Chinese Professors (UMACP) (2020-2022). Dr. Sun has served on study sections for NIH and FDA. 

Research - Drug Discovery, NanoMedicine, Pharmacokinetics

1. Drug Discovery and Optimization Alters Tissue Targeting, Efficacy and Toxicity 

2. NanoMedicine and Drug Delivery

3. Virus Spike Mimicry NanoVaccine (VSM NanoVac) to activate B cell immunity

4. Intubation and Wireless Sampling Device in Human GI Track For Microbiome Analysis and Drug Product Optimization

 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. 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