Yan Sun
  • Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Research focus
  • Cancer biology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Pathobiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2012

Current position

Post-doc training, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA (2013-present)


  1. Sun, Y., Jain, D., Koziol-White, C. J., Genoyer, E., Gilbert, M., Tapia, K., Panettieri, R. A., Jr., Hodinka, R. L. and Lopez, C. B. (2015). Immunostimulatory Defective Viral Genomes from Respiratory Syncytial Virus Promote a Strong Innate Antiviral Response during Infection in Mice and Humans. PLoS Pathog 11(9): e1005122.
  2. Sun, Y., Li, D., Giri, S., Prasanth, S. G. and Yoo, D. (2014). Differential host cell gene expression and regulation of cell cycle progression by nonstructural protein 11 of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Biomed Res Int 2014: 430508.
  3. Tapia, K., Kim, W. K., Sun, Y., Mercado-Lopez, X., Dunay, E., Wise, M., Adu, M. and Lopez, C. B. (2013). Defective viral genomes arising in vivo provide critical danger signals for the triggering of lung antiviral immunity. PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003703.
  4. Mercado-Lopez, X., Cotter, C. R., Kim, W. K., Sun, Y., Munoz, L., Tapia, K. and Lopez, C. B. (2013). Highly immunostimulatory RNA derived from a Sendai virus defective viral genome. Vaccine 31(48): 5713-5721.
  5. Sun, Y., Han, M., Kim, C., Calvert, J. G. and Yoo, D. (2012). Interplay between interferon-mediated innate immunity and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Viruses 4(4): 424-446.
  6. Yoo, D., Song, C., Sun, Y., Du, Y., Kim, O. and Liu, H. C. (2010). Modulation of host cell responses and evasion strategies for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus. Virus Res 154(1-2): 48-60.
  7. Kim, O., Sun, Y., Lai, F. W., Song, C. and Yoo, D. (2010). Modulation of type I interferon induction by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus and degradation of CREB-binding protein by non-structural protein 1 in MARC-145 and HeLa cells. Virology 402(2): 315-326.
  8. Zhang, P. D., Sun, Y., Ren, H. Y., Liu, W. H., Wen, J. X., Zou, L., Han, X. J. (2008). Isolation and Biological Characterization of Phage in Escherichia Coli. Chinese Joural of Veterianry Medicine (Chinese).
  9. Gao, Y., Sun, Z., Sun, X., Sun, Y. and Shi, W. (2007). Toxic effects of albendazole on adenosine triphosphatase activity and ultrastructure in Eisenia fetida. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 67(3): 378-384.

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