Dr. Sun is a scientist who specializes in understanding the mechanism of glaucoma-related nerve degeneration. He is especially interested in the role of supporting cells (called astrocytes). 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.
M.S., Optometry, University of Melbourne, Australia (2002)
Ph.D., Optometry, University of Melbourne, Australia (2007)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Astrocyte Biology, Mass General Hospital (2007-2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Astrocyte Biology, Mass. Eye and Ear (2009-2012)