Phone: (860) 486-4666
Education: Ph.D. Florida State University
Website: Sun Lab
Research Summary: Research in the laboratory focuses on reproductive physiology and ovarian cancer. Powerful genetic tools in Drosophila will be applied to decipher the formation and physiological function of the secretory cells in the female reproductive tract, the cells of origin of ovarian cancer. The conserved molecular mechanisms will be further verified in mice with conditional knock-out models, which will ultimately aid us in understanding the basic biology of reproductive tract secretory cells and their contributions to ovarian cancer.
We are currently seeking highly motivated graduate students and postdocs who are interested in reproductive physiology, ovulation, and ovarian cancer.