• Lab Calendar & Updates

May 2024

This month we welcomed two new students to the Sun Lab, Neha and Hannah.  Both are seeking their Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. degree.  Please help to show them around and make them comfortable.

April 2024

In April, we welcomed Dr. Fang Ke who is a Research Investigator, to the Sun Lab.  She will be working with Wei on her newly awarded grant.  Please be sure to say hello when you see her.

March 2024

This month we are saying goodbye to Yingzi as a post doc in the lab who has received a position with the FDA, however she will still come to the lab sometimes to finish her thesis so we will get to see her for a few more months.  Congratulations on the new position, Yingzi!

Chengyi Li completed his defense and has received his Ph.D.!  Great job, Chengyi!  He will transition in a post doc position in the Sun Lab and plans to work through the end of the year to finish a few papers and projects before continuing his career in academia.

January 2024

This month we said farewell to John Takyi-Williams who received a great opportunity to work in industry, but he will remain local and look forward to hearing from him often.  We wish him well and can't wait to hear how his new position is going very soon!

Yingzi completed her defense in December and has not joined the lab as a research fellow this month.  We are happy to see her continue her research in the lab for a few more months.  Congratulations, Yingzi!

August 2023

We were able to welcome back Djibo Mahamadou as a postdoc to the Sun Lab this month.  Djibo joins us again after a brief break outside the country but is looking forward to jumping back in without missing a beat.  Please welcome Djibo back when you see him.

We welcomed postdoc, Weijia Zheng, to the lab in late August.  She will be working in the PK Core.  Please be sure to say hello to Weijia and help to show her around.

July 2023

In July we said goodbye to Ankha Lkhagva who received a position out in industry, but before we did his replacement he helped to train started.  Shengnan Duan, a postdoc, joined us just after the 4th of July holiday.  Please say hello to her when you see her.

January 2023

We said farewell to Wenjing Zhang who accepted a position in industry.  Best of luck to her and her new endeavors!!

The Sun Lab spent some time celebrating the Chinese New Year.  Here is the group enjoying some time together along with some delicious authentic food for the celebration! It is The Year of the Rabbit!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

新年快乐 

December 2022

We said goodbye to Krishani Rajanayake and Mady Traore in December.  They both have moved out to industry positions and we wish them well!  Best of luck to you both!

October 2022

We said goodbye to Ale Duran this month.  Ale is heading overseas to start her Ph.D. studies.  Good luck, Ale!

We have two new employees joining the lab this month.  Qiuxia Li is a lab tech working in the PK Core and Farzad Sarkari, also a lab tech, working in the main lab and will help in PK Core as well.  Please say hello to these two new lab members and help to show them around.

August 2022

This month we welcomed Yi Jia as a new postdoc in the lab.  Please help to make him feel welcome and show him around!

We also said goodbye to Nate Truchan who will be returning to his home state of Wisconsin.  Best of luck, Nate!

July 2022

We welcomed 4 new post doc's to the lab - Hamidreza Ardalani, Ankha Lkhagva, Jinsong Tao, and Yi Jia.  Please help them to find their way around and answer any questions they might have.

May 2022

We have 2 new students who have committed to the Sun Lab.  Natalie Jusko and Hanning Wen started this month.  Please say hello!

Hong-Yi Zhao is a recent Ph.D. graduate who joined our lab as a research fellow.  He started this month as well.  Welcome, Hong-Yi!

April 2022

Shuai Mao has joined our lab as a visiting associate research scientist this month from China.  Please be sure to say hello!

March 2022

Wen-Jing Zhang, a postdoc, joined our lab in March.  Please be sure to say hello to her and help show her around.

Wei Gao was back from China after a long delay due to Covid.  We are happy to her in the lab again!  Welcome back, Wei!

January 2022

This month we saw Hongxiang Hu successfully complete his defense, but we also had to say goodbye as he has accepted a position elsewhere.  Congrats and good luck, Hongxiang!

We also said goodbye to Yudong Song, who has also decided to move on to work on other research.  Best of luck to you, Yudong!

Djibo Mahamadou has decided to go back to his home country, so we are saying farewell to him this month as well.  Good luck in the future, Djibo!

November 2021

In November, we said farewell to Hebao Yuan.  He accepted a new position outside the University and we are so happy for him.  Good luck, Hebao!

Nate Truchan has been promoted to the new role of Lab Manager in Hebao's absence.  Congratulations on your new role, Nate!

August 2021

We welcomed Alejandra Duran to our lab this month.  She is the new lab tech for the PK Core.  Please say hello if you see her in the lab!

June 2021

June was a big month for the lab!  We welcomed Nathan Truchan back part-time as a post doc.  We also said goodbye the Joe Burnett and Garrett Johnson who both are moving on to gain new experience.  

March 2021

Dr. Garrett Johnson will stay in the Sub Lab in his new role as a post-doc. He starts his new role on 3/1/21.

February 2021

Dr. Zhongwei Liu has joined our lab as a post doc on 2/15/21.  Please give him a warm welcome!

January 2021

Garrett Johnson successfully defended this month and has earned his Ph.D.  Congratulations!

December 2020

Welcome to Mohamed Abdelnabi who is a Clinical Subjects Coodinator for Dr. Sun and Dr. Pai's new FDA Intubation grant.  Mohamed will be working remotely most of the time, but he will be joining the lab meetings and small group meetings.  Please say hello to Mohamed if you get a chance.

October 2020

We said goodbye to Jamie Do and Jeremy Felton this month.

We are happy to finally welcome John Takyi-Williams, who is our newest post doc.  His start date has been delayed due to the pandemic, but was able to arrive this month.

September 2020

We are welcoming a new post doc, Djibo Mahamadou from Poland this month.  Welcome Djibo!

Congratulations to the new Dr. Jamie Do, PhD.  She successfully defended this month!

August 2020

We said farewell to Lipeng who went back to China with his family.  Best of luck, Lipeng!

March-June 2020

Sun Lab was closed due to Covid-19 quarantine.  We are happy to be slowly opening back up late this month.

We also said goodbye to several lab members - Nate - who graduated with his PhD., Yan Cao, Langong Chen, Jizhao Xie - visiting scholars, and Cai Liu - a post doc who accepted a new position in China.

January 2020

We said farewell to Yang, who will be going back to China for a job opportunity there.

December 2019

We said farewell to Hongwei, who moved to another lab within UM.

July 2019

We welcomed Ruiting Li to the Sun Lab on July 1.  She is a Post Doc who has joined us from China.

May 2019

We welcomed several new lab members in May.  Two visiting researchers from China, who will be here for one year - Langdong Chen and Cao Yan.  Two new pre-candidate students were accepted into the Sun Lab - Yingzi Bu and Luchen Zhang.  Please help to make them feel welcome!

April 2019

We welcomed Yudong Song to the Sun Lab on April 1.  She is a Post Doc who has joined us from China.

February 2019

We said farewell to Ryan Clauson, Yanyan Han, and Inkyung Jung.  Ryan accepted a position in Connecticut.  Yanyan accepted a position in Michigan, closer to where her husband also works. Inkyung moved back to Korea with her husband for a job opportunity he accepted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 2019

We welcomed Hongjuan Bi to the Sun Lab on January 18.  She is a Visiting Researcher who will be here until the end of March.

Ryan Clauson successfully completed his defense on January 18.

 

December 2018

We said farewell to Albert Lin and Qingshan Chen at the end of December.  Albert accepted a position in Texas and Qingshan ended his visiting scientist appointment and went back to China.

December 14 @ 11a-12:45p - Albert Lin's Farewell Party in B10 ACR2

 

November 2018

November 2, 11am-1pm in Building 10-ACR2: Albert Lin's dissertation defense. 

Welcome Krishani Rajanayake! Krishani is a new post doc in the PK Core.

 

October 2018

Welcome to Yang Chen!  Yang is a new post doc in the PK Core.

Welcome to Cai Liu! Cai is a new post doc in the PK Core.

 

September 2018

Farewell to Huixia Zhang, who will be returning to China for a new career opportunity.  Congratulations Huixia!

 

August 2018

Farewell to Marisa Gies, who has been Dr. Sun's admin coordinator over 4 years.  She was recently married and has plans to work closer to home in the future.

Farewell to Mari Gasparyan, who completed her defense in June and is moving on from the Sun Lab. Good Luck!!!

Welcome to Qingshan Chen from China, who is a Visiting Research Scientist in the PK Core.

 

July 2018

We had a successful farewell party/bqq at a local park in Ann Arbor.

 

 

Farewell to Pan and Xin, who are both heading home to China for new opportunities.

Congratulations to Miao He who was promoted to Research Lab Specialist Associate.

 

June 2018

June 11, 1-3pm in Building 10-South Atrium: Mari's dissertation defense. To be followed from 3:30-5pm with a party to celebrate Mari's defense and say goodbye to Miao-Chia.

 

May 2018

Welcome to Erika, who is joining the lab and PK Core as the new administrative coordinator.

 

April 2018

Welcome to Jizhao , who joins the lab as a visiting scientist, and Duy, our newest PhD student, from the PharmSci program.

Dr. Sun, Hebao, Joe, Nathan, Albert, and Lichao traveled to AACR in Chicago.

 

March 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Alex Yu, on his successful dissertation defense! Farewell to Ling, who returns to her home university at the end of the month.

 

February 2018

Farewell to Mark, who is leaving for a new position in North Carolina after almost three and a half years working on our clinical studies.

 

December 2017

Tuesday, December 19: Lab party, 3-5pm in B520-G142. Happy holidays!

Farewell to Siwei, who is leaving for a new position.

 

October 2017

Farewell to Ann, the PK Core's clinical study project manager, who is starting an exciting new position at the School of Public Health!

 

September 2017

Welcome to Atul Rathore and Praveen Kumar, who join the PK Core as research fellows, Wei Gao, who joins the Nanoparticle group as a research fellow, and Ling Zhang, who joins the Novel Cancer Stem Cell Targets & Therapeutics group as a research scientist.

Farewell to Feng, who has taken a new job in China, and Taka, who is returning to his home university in Japan!

 

August 2017

Sunday, August 6: Lab barbecue at Gallup Park

Welcome to Mady Traore, who joins the Cancer Stem Cell & Epigenetics group as a research fellow.

 

July 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Kanokwan (Kate) Sansanaphongpricha, on her successful dissertation defense!

Dr. Sun travels to China for two weeks to meet with collaborators.

 

June 2017

Welcome to Inkyung Jung, who joins the Cancer Stem Cell & Epigenetics group as a research fellow.

Farewell to Nick and Sam--good luck in grad school!

 

May 2017

Welcome to Aleksas Matvekas, who joins us as our new lab assistant.

 

April 2017

Dr. Sun and many lab members travel to Washington, DC for AACR April 1-5. Dr. Sun travels to China to attend conferences and meet with collaborators for two weeks.

 

March 2017

Dr. Sun travels to China for two weeks to meet with collaborators.

Welcome to Lu Wang, who joins the PK Core as a research fellow.

 

January 2017

Happy new year! Congratulations to Yanyan on the birth of her baby!

 

December 2016

Welcome to Takahiro Iwao, who is visiting the lab from Japan, and Lipeng Dai, who joins the PK Core as a research fellow.

 

November 2016

Dr. Sun, Alex, Mark, and Mari travel to Denver for AAPS.

 

October 2016

Dr. Sun travels to China for several weeks to attend scientific meetings and meet with collaborators.

 

September 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Moody, on her successful dissertation defense (and her marriage)!

Welcome to Jeremy Felton, who joins the PK Core as a research fellow.

 

July 2016

Welcome to Dr. Amit Pai, PharmD who joins the Pharmacokinetics Core as Deputy Director!

 

May 2016

Congratulations to Miao-Chia on her baby girl!

Dr. Sun, Ann, and other members of the Ibuprofen study team travel to San Diego for Digestive Disease Week.

 

April 2016

Dr. Sun and many lab members travel to New Orleans for AACR April 16-20.

 

February 2016

February 12, 11:30-12:30 in 2548 CCL: presentation by Dr. Yan Li from Celgene in PharmSci 718 course.

 

January 2016

Happy new year! Congratulations to Miao on her baby boy!

 

December 2015

Congratulations to Hayley and Tom and their baby girl, and happy holidays to all!

Welcome to Hongwei G. who joined the lab this month!

December 17, 4-7pm on the first floor of B520: Translational Oncology Program holiday party

December 16, 2-3:30pm in B520-1140: Bruker Daltronics technical presentation on mass imaging systems

December 14, 4-6pm in the Founders Room, Alumni Center: College of Pharmacy holiday party

December 4, 9:30-11am in the NCRC Dining Hall: NCRC Welcome Breakfast for new labs (including the Sun Lab)

 

October 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Sun for starting a new project contracted with the FDA! Welcome to Hongyan, Pan Shu, Yanyan, Jinhui, and Yongtai, who have joined our lab and/or the PK Core this month!

Dr. Sun, Bo, Siwei, Huixia, and Alex are attending the AAPS meeting in Orlando at the end of the month.

 

September 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Hayley Paholak on her successful dissertation defense and new position at MMS Holdings!

Farewell to Fangying and Jun, and hello to Qingfa, Jianjun, and Xin, who have joined the Sun Lab from China this month!

September 23, 2-4pm in 1544 CCL: Hayley's dissertation defense, party to follow

September 14-18: Vist from our collaborators at Celgene, with associated workshops, details to come.

September 8-9: The lab moves to its new space in Building 520 at NCRC!

 

August 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Jamie Connarn on her successful dissertation defense and new position starting at Celgene next month!

August 11, 1-3pm in 1544 CCL: Jamie's dissertation defense, party to follow

 

July 2015

Happy Independence Day!

 

June 2015

Two grants submitted by the lab this month, thanks to Hongwei, Alex, Miao-Chia, & Becky!

 

May 2015

Dr. Sun, Ann, and Mark are presenting at the Digestive Disease Week meeting in Washington, DC, 5/17-5/20, and Dr. Sun is traveling to visiting pharmacy schools in China with Dean Dalton at the end of the month.

May 13: The PK Core moved to NCRC Building 520, Room 3400.

 

April 2015

Welcome to Anjie, who is visiting from Tianjin University, and farewell to Ying, who is heading back to China at the end of the month!

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Burnett on his successful dissertation defense!

Dr. Sun, Hongwei, Hayley, Joe, & Becky are going to the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Philadelphia, 4/18-4/22.

April 27, 3:30 pm in B022: Presentation about the move process; attendance at lab meeting is required.

April 2, 2-4pm in B022: Joe's dissertation defense. Congratulations, Joe!

April 1, 2-3pm in 1544 CC Little: Seminar by Lian Zhou, Ph.D.: The Use of PBPK Modeling as a Bridge between Preclinical ADME and Clinical Pharmacokinetics

 

March 2015

Dr. Sun is attending a symposium on Gut Microbiota Modulation of Host Physiology in Colorado, March 1-7.

 

February 2015

Thanks to Alex, Hebao, Jun, Hongwei, Joe, and Mari for all their hard work on the four grant proposals submitted by the lab this month! Keep your fingers crossed.

February 11, 12-1pm in 2548 CC Little: Seminar II by Yan Li (Celgene) on Modeling

February 10, 9-10am in 2548 CC Little: Seminar I by Yan Li (Celgene) on Modeling

 

January 2015

Happy new year! Welcome Jeff Wysocki, clinical research nurse, to the lab and our clinical team, and farewell to visiting scientists Yang Jiao and Chun Tao, who return to China this month.

January 27, 4-5pm in 1544 CC Little: Seminar by Joseph Ware (Genentech): Managing Functional Consequences of Variability in Drug Bioavailability, Exposure and Pharmacological Response

 

December 2014

Farewell to Yue Liu - safe travels back to China - and happy holidays, everyone!

December 18, 5-9pm at the NCRC, Building 520: Translational Oncology Program holiday party - the whole lab is invited!

 

November 2014 

Kate and Jamie presented abstracts at the AAPS meeting in San Diego.

Dr. Sun was named the College of Pharmacy's first William I. Higuchi Collegiate Professor!

The Sun Lab holds weekly meetings on Mondays from 3-5 pm at NCRC B520-1122 unless otherwise noted.

 

5/28/2024 CANCELLED  
6/3/2024 CANCELLED  
6/11/2024 Fang TUESDAY
6/17/2024 Luchen  
6/24/2024 Chengyi  
7/1/2024 Weijia  
7/8/2024 Lu  
7/15/2024 Wei   
7/22/2024 Hongyi  
7/29/2024 Hanning  
8/5/2024 Jinsong  
8/12/2024 Shengnan B18-122
8/19/2024 Djibo B18-122
8/26/2024 Fang   
9/3/2024 Zera TUESDAY
9/9/2024 Weijia  
9/16/2024 Hannah  
9/23/2024 Neha  
What's New in the Lab

May 2024

This month we welcomed two new students to the Sun Lab, Neha and Hannah.  Both are seeking their Pharmaceutical Sciences Ph.D. degree.  Please help to show them around and make them comfortable.

April 2024

In April, we welcomed Dr. Fang Ke who is a Research Investigator, to the Sun Lab.  She will be working with Wei on her newly awarded grant.  Please be sure to say hello when you see her.

March 2024

This month we are saying goodbye to Yingzi as a post doc in the lab who has received a position with the FDA, however she will still come to the lab sometimes to finish her thesis so we will get to see her for a few more months.  Congratulations on the new position, Yingzi!

Chengyi Li completed his defense and has received his Ph.D.!  Great job, Chengyi!  He will transition in a post doc position in the Sun Lab and plans to work through the end of the year to finish a few papers and projects before continuing his career in academia.

January 2024

This month we said farewell to John Takyi-Williams who received a great opportunity to work in industry, but he will remain local and look forward to hearing from him often.  We wish him well and can't wait to hear how his new position is going very soon!

Yingzi completed her defense in December and has not joined the lab as a research fellow this month.  We are happy to see her continue her research in the lab for a few more months.  Congratulations, Yingzi!

August 2023

We were able to welcome back Djibo Mahamadou as a postdoc to the Sun Lab this month.  Djibo joins us again after a brief break outside the country but is looking forward to jumping back in without missing a beat.  Please welcome Djibo back when you see him.

We welcomed postdoc, Weijia Zheng, to the lab in late August.  She will be working in the PK Core.  Please be sure to say hello to Weijia and help to show her around.

July 2023

In July we said goodbye to Ankha Lkhagva who received a position out in industry, but before we did his replacement he helped to train started.  Shengnan Duan, a postdoc, joined us just after the 4th of July holiday.  Please say hello to her when you see her.

January 2023

We said farewell to Wenjing Zhang who accepted a position in industry.  Best of luck to her and her new endeavors!!

The Sun Lab spent some time celebrating the Chinese New Year.  Here is the group enjoying some time together along with some delicious authentic food for the celebration! It is The Year of the Rabbit!!

Sun Lab - Lunar new year party - 1.jpg

Lab Meeting Presentation Schedule

The Sun Lab holds weekly meetings on Mondays from 3-5 pm at NCRC B520-1122 unless otherwise noted.

 

5/28/2024 CANCELLED  
6/3/2024 CANCELLED  
6/11/2024 Fang TUESDAY
6/17/2024 Luchen  
6/24/2024 Chengyi  
7/1/2024 Weijia  
7/8/2024 Lu  
7/15/2024 Wei   
7/22/2024 Hongyi  
7/29/2024 Hanning  
8/5/2024 Jinsong  
8/12/2024 Shengnan B18-122
8/19/2024 Djibo B18-122
8/26/2024 Fang   
9/3/2024 Zera TUESDAY
9/9/2024 Weijia  
9/16/2024 Hannah  
9/23/2024 Neha  

Listing Row

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