Sun Research Group
Amit Modgil is a graduate student in Dr. Sun’s lab and has been studying the role of brain Ang (1-7) and apelin in the blood pressure control and in the development of hypertension. He also investigates the intracellular signaling molecules involved in the action of those neuronal regulatory peptides by using patch clamp, western blot, immunocytochemistry, and other biochemistry techniques.
Chengluan Xuan, M.D.
Dr. Chengluan Xuan is a visiting scholar in Dr. Sun’s lab from Department of Cardiac Surgery, Second Hospital, Jilin University. He is studying the effect of Morton lentil extract on the development of hypertension and the associated cardiovascular complications, such as cardiac hypertrophy, perivascular fibrosis, and cardiac remodeling in vivo at hypertensive rat models and in vitro cultured cardiomyocytes using small animal surgery, brain microinjection, minipump implantation, ventricular catheterization, telemetry recording (including blood pressure, ECG, left ventricle hemodynamics), immunohistochemistry.
Fanrong Yao, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Fanrong Yao is a postdoctoral associate, studying the central and peripheral action of apelin in the cardiovascular system using patch clamp techniques, myographs, blood pressure recording, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, fresh isolation of vascular smooth muscle cells.
Jingyan Ge, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Jingyan Ge is a visiting scholar from Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Jilin University. She is studying the role of apelin/apj system in hypothalamus in the development of salt sensitive hypertension using telemetry blood pressure recording technique, lentiviral vector-mediated gene delivery, shRNA-mediated gene silencing, brain microinjection, immunohistochemistry, and other molecular biology techniques.
Lirong Guo, M.D.,Ph.D.
Dr. Lirong Guo is a postdoctoral fellow from Department of Pathophysiology, School of Medicine, Jilin University. She is studying the action of Angiotensin II and GABA-Aminobutyric acid in brain nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS) on the blood pressure regulation and in the development of hypertension using brain microinjection, small animal surgery, immunohistochemistry, real-time PCR, western blots, molecular cloning, plasmid construct, viral packaging, and viral vector-mediated gene transfer . She is also studying the role of UT-B in the development of cardiovascular diseases such as cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure, and hypertension by using UT-B gene knockout mice.
Neha Singh is a graduate student in Dr. Sun’s laboratory. She is study the action of NOS1AP in the control of cardiovascular function using real time PCR, western blots, gene cloning, plasmid construction, viral packaging, viral vector-mediated gene delivery, shRNA-mediated gene silencing.
Tiecheng Zhong is a graduate student in Dr. Sun’s laboratory, designing and synthesizing a drug-delivery system across blood brain barrier for chemotherapeutic or gene therapeutic agent delivery into central nervous system. He is also the studying role of brain apelin in the control of cardiovascular system using cDNA microarray, real time PCR, western blots, small animal surgery, brain histology, cell culture, and biochemistry techniques.