Research & Publications
Dr. Sun is a Research Scientist in the Department of Biostatistics. She received her B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1991 and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1998. Prior to her position at Yale School of Public Health, she was a Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Research Scientist in Chemical Engineering at Yale between 1998 and 2000. Dr. Sun has extensive experiences in environmental engineering focusing on modeling contaminant transport in heterogeneous porous media, and she developed a mathematical and computational approach for colloid surface interactions in Chemical Engineering. As a bioinformatician and biostatistician, Dr. Sun is experienced in statistical methods for transcriptome analysis using both gene expression microarray data and next generation sequencing data, regulatory network modeling, data integration methods, functional genomics, and genome wide association studies. Dr. Sun has developed a number of novel statistical methods for more efficient data integration for the purpose of inferring gene expression networks and disease gene identifications.
Education & Training
- PhDUniversity of California at Los Angeles (1998)
- MSUniversity of California at Los Angeles (1994)
- BSTsinghua University (1991)