Daniel Sun, Ph.D.

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Sun is a scientist who specializes in understanding the mechanism of glaucoma-related nerve degeneration, with specific interest in the role that supporting cells, called astrocytes,play. Using imaging and molecular techniques, his research focuses on how astrocytes in the optic nerve change in glaucoma, with the goal of determining whether it is better to enhance or reduce certain aspects of their activity during the disease.