Zhaoxia Sun, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Animal Organogenesis

Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research


Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Cytoskeleton and Cell Morphogenesis; Developmental Biology

Education & Training

PhD Yale University School of Medicine (1998)
postdoctoral associate MIT

Honors & Recognition

  • Young Investigator AwardChinese American Association of Nephrology (2007)

  • Edward Mallinckrodt, JR. Foundation (2005)

  • John Spangler Nicholas Prize for outstanding doctoral candidate in Experimental ZoologyYale University (1999)

Professional Service

  • Co-director of graduate admission MCGD track (2008)

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Contact Info

Zhaoxia Sun, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of GeneticsPO Box 208005
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

Sun Laboratory

Research Image 2

Cilia are widely distributed in zebrafish. Upper panel shows a zebrafish embryo stained with anti-acetylated tubulin (in green). Lower panel from left to right shows cilia (in green) in the Kupffer's vesicle, the lateral line organ, the pronephric duct, the otical vesicle and the olfactory organ.