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

Animal Organogenesis

Center for Polycystic Kidney Disease Research


Research Interests

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


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

Selected Publication

  • 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.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • John Spangler Nicholas Prize for outstanding doctoral candidate in Experimental Zoology(1999) , Yale University