Zhaoxia Sun PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

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

Office of Student ResearchAnimal OrganogenesisCenter for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research | Genetics

Research Interests

Zebrafish genetics; Cilium; Kidney development; Polycystic kidney disease (PKD); Ciliopathy more...


  • Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine, 1998

Selected Publications

  • N. Kishimot, Y. Cao, A. Park and Z. Sun. (2008). Cystic kidney gene seahorse regulates cilia mediated processes and Wnt pathways. Developmental Cell 14:954-961.
  • DiBella, Alice Park and Z. Sun. 2009. Zebrafish Tsc1 reveals functional interactions between the cilium and the Tor pathway. Human Molecular Genetics 18:595-606.
  • N. A. Duldulao, S. Lee and Z.Sun. 2009. Cilia localization is essential for in vivo functions of the Joubert syndrome protein Arl13b/Scorpion. Development 136:4033-4042



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