Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Sun's laboratory is exploring the genetic control of aging in mammals and vertebrates. We are studying the endocrine mechanisms and nutritional factors for their effects on longevity and aging.

    The physiological role of the somatotropic axis in the control of aging in mammals and vertebrates
    The dietary factors on aging and longevity: calorie restriction vs. methionine restriction
    Interventions studies of age-related diseases such as Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Research Overview

  • Dr. Sun's current research focus on nutrition and hormonal signals during early-life development can influence the long-term health and the development of age-related diseases.

    Learn more about Dr. Sun's research on his lab website. He is currently recruiting motivated postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates, and undergraduates. Candidates from a variety of backgrounds will be considered, provided they make a compelling case for contributing to the objectives and goals of the lab.

    Biology of Aging, Endocrinology, Obesity, Neurodegenerative disease
  • Teaching Activities

  • BY362 - Neurobiology (Spring Term 2017)
  • BY362 - Neurobiology (Spring Term 2018)
  • BY362 - Neurobiology (Spring Term 2019)
  • BY362 - Neurobiology (Spring Term 2020)
  • BY362 - Neurobiology (Spring Term 2021)
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Spring Term 2017)
  • BY397 - Advanced Directed Readings (Spring Term 2018)
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2016)
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2017)
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2021)
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY398 - Undergrad Research - RES (Summer Term 2017)
  • BY414 - Advanced Cell Biology (Fall Term 2021)
  • BY436 - Biological Processes in Aging (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY495 - Special Topics in Biology (Fall Term 2019)
  • BY499 - Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2017)
  • BY499 - Biology Seminar (Fall Term 2018)
  • BY499 - Biology Seminar (Spring Term 2016)
  • BY614 - Advanced Cell Biology (Fall Term 2021)
  • BY618 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Fall Term 2018)
  • BY618 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Fall Term 2019)
  • BY618 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Spring Term 2020)
  • BY636 - Biological Processes in Aging (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY662 - Introductory Neurobiology (Spring Term 2019)
  • BY662 - Introductory Neurobiology (Spring Term 2020)
  • BY662 - Introductory Neurobiology (Spring Term 2021)
  • BY687 - Seminar in Endocrinology (Fall Term 2017)
  • BY687 - Seminar in Endocrinology (Spring Term 2016)
  • BY695 - Special Topics in Biology I (Fall Term 2019)
  • BY695 - Special Topics in Biology I (Spring Term 2017)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Fall Term 2016)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Fall Term 2019)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Fall Term 2020)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Fall Term 2021)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2017)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2019)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2020)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2021)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Summer Term 2020)
  • BY698 - Nonthesis Research (Summer Term 2021)
  • BY699 - Thesis Research (Spring Term 2021)
  • BY718 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Fall Term 2018)
  • BY718 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Fall Term 2019)
  • BY718 - Colloquium in Biology of Aging (Spring Term 2019)
  • BY736 - Biological Processes in Aging (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY787 - Seminar in Endocrinology (Spring Term 2016)
  • BY798 - Nondissertation Research (Fall Term 2016)
  • BY798 - Nondissertation Research (Fall Term 2021)
  • BY798 - Nondissertation Research (Spring Term 2022)
  • BY798 - Nondissertation Research (Summer Term 2021)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Science or Mathematics in Molecular Physiology, Southern Illinois University System : Carbondale 2005
  • Doctor of Medicine, 1999
  • Full Name

  • Liou Sun