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Hongli Sun, Ph.D.

Hongli.Sun@usd.edu

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Position:

  • Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • University of South Dakota

Education:

  • Post-doc, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Ph.D., Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
  • M.S., Cell Biology, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China
  • B.S., Biology, Changchun Normal University, Shanghai, China

Current Research: Our research seeks to understand the underlying mechanism by which adult stem cell and macrophages behaviors are regulated by micro-environmental cues during bone/cartilage tissue regeneration. Inspired by the fundamental findings in stem cell/developmental biology, we are devoted to developing novel stem cell/nano-biomaterials-based translational strategies for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Dr. Sun's long term goal is to develop novel therapeutics for musculoskeletal related diseases, including large bone/cartilage defects, bone metastasis, heterotopic ossification, osteoporosis, and arthritis.