Department of Molecular Biology
Simches Research Center
Boston, MA 02114
About Sha Sun
I received my BS from Peking University in China and obtained my PhD from the University of Chicago, where I studied gene evolution and male reproduction in Drosophila. I then went to UC Berkeley for postdoctoral research on sex determination and female reproduction in Drosophila. Attracted by the commonality and difference between mammalian and fruit fly sex-linked traits, I joined the Lee Lab as a postdoctoral fellow to pursue research in X-chromosome counting.Publications
- Liu TY, Bian X, Sun S, Hu X, Klemm RW, Prinz WA, Rapoport TA. Lipid interaction of the C terminus and association of the transmembrane segments facilitate atlastin-mediated homotypic endoplasmic reticulum fusion. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Aug 7; 109(32):E2146-54.
- Sun S, Fukue Y, Nolen L, Sadreyev R, Lee JT. Characterization of Xpr (Xpct) reveals instability but no effects on X-chromosome pairing or Xist expression. Transcription ; 1(1):46-56.
- Tian D, Sun S, Lee JT. The long noncoding RNA, Jpx, is a molecular switch for X chromosome inactivation. Cell 2010 Oct 29; 143(3):390-403.