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Sun yi


Research Areas:
Adult neurogenesis


Education & Positions:

Ph.D., Peking University Health Science Center, 2012
Joint PhD scholarship student, the University of Tokyo, Japan, 2010.10 ~ 2011.10
Lecturer, Peking University Health Science Center, 2012-
Visiting Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2017.1~2018.8


Research Interests:

Our research program spans a broad range of molecular biology, neuroscience and pharmacology. The research in our laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate neural stem cells and neurodevelopment with the goal of applying this knowledge in the treatment of neurological disorders and injuries.



Grants and fundings :

The Specialized Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China (No. 20130001120036)
The National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 81401259).


Selected Publications:

  1. Yupeng Wang, Yi Sun*, Xin Zhao, Renpei Yuan, Hui Jiang, and Xiaoping Pu, Downregulation of DJ-1 Fails to Protect Mitochondrial Complex I Subunit NDUFS3 in the Testes and Contributes to the Asthenozoospermia. [J] Mediators of Inflammation, 2018:6136075 (Co-first authors, corresponding author)
  2. Sun Y*, Wang Y, Zhao X, Pu X. Nuclear translocation of DJ-1 protects adult neuronal stem cells in an MPTP mouse model of Parkinson's disease. Neuroreport. 2018, 7;29(4):301-307.
  3. Yupeng Wang, Yi Sun*, Xiaoping Pu. Endogenous antioxidant DJ-1: A potential target for asthenozoospermia. [J] Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017, 26 (10), 697-708. (corresponding author)
  4. Yi Sun, Wen-Jia Zhang, Xin Zhao, Ren-Pei Yuan, Hui Jiang and Xiao-Ping Pu. PARK7 protein translocating into spermatozoa mitochondria in Chinese asthenozoospermia. Reproduction. 2014, 148(3):249-57.
  5. Li W, Jiang H, Ablat N, Wang C, Guo Y, Sun Y, Zhao X, Xu J, Zhang K, Ren R, Pu X. Evaluation of the acute and sub-chronic oral toxicity of the herbal formula Xiaoer Chaigui Tuire Oral Liquid. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016, 2;189:290-9.