Dr. Liangdan Sun is a renowned professor and Vice President of the North China University of Science and Technology (NCUST) in Tangshan, Hebei Province, China. He is the Director of the Health Science Center, the Director of the Inflammation and Immune Diseases Laboratory of NCUST, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Dr. Sun’s primary research focuses on translational genomics, precision medicine, and mechanisms of genetic susceptibility to inflammation and immune diseases. He has identified over 200 susceptibility genes and diagnostic biomarkers for 40 diseases. Moreover, he has constructed a unique precision variation database of the whole Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA) based on 10,000 samples from the Chinese population. He has created genome-wide variation maps for different diseases through genome-wide association and sequencing studies and demonstrated the mechanisms of genetic susceptibilities and etiologies. This research has provided necessary evidence for the precision medicine of these diseases.
Dr. Sun is a prolific author with over 210 published papers. His work has been featured in prestigious journals such as Nat Genet, New Engl J Med, and Nat Commun. He has been cited more than 12,000 times, including publications in top-tier journals such as Nature, Cell, Science, and New Engl J Med.
Areas of Interest
Translational genomics, precision medicine, and mechanisms of genetic susceptibility of inflammation and immune diseases