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Daochun Sun PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Program: Developmental and Cell Biology

Member of the Cancer Center


I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Areas of Interest

  • Computational Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Glioblastoma
  • Glioma
  • Neoplastic Stem Cells
  • Neural Crest
  • Neural Stem Cells
  • Neurofibroma
  • Neurofibroma, Plexiform
  • Neurofibromatosis 1
  • Stem Cell Niche
  • Research Experience

  • Glioblastoma
  • Nerve Sheath Neoplasms
  • Neurofibroma, Plexiform
  • Neurofibromatosis 1
  • Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Publications (13)

  • High-resolution mouse subventricular zone stem-cell niche transcriptome reveals features of lineage, anatomy, and aging. (Xie XP, Laks DR, Sun D, Poran A, Laughney AM, Wang Z, Sam J, Belenguer G, FariƱas I, Elemento O, Zhou X, Parada LF) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 12 08;117(49):31448-31458 PMID: 33229571 PMCID: PMC7733854 11/25/2020    
  • Cell Lineage-Based Stratification for Glioblastoma. (Wang Z, Sun D, Chen YJ, Xie X, Shi Y, Tabar V, Brennan CW, Bale TA, Jayewickreme CD, Laks DR, Alcantara Llaguno S, Parada LF) Cancer Cell 2020 09 14;38(3):366-379.e8 PMID: 32649888 PMCID: PMC7494533 07/11/2020       5 Citations
  • Gboxin is an oxidative phosphorylation inhibitor that targets glioblastoma. (Shi Y, Lim SK, Liang Q, Iyer SV, Wang HY, Wang Z, Xie X, Sun D, Chen YJ, Tabar V, Gutin P, Williams N, De Brabander JK, Parada LF) Nature 2019 03;567(7748):341-346 PMID: 30842654 PMCID: PMC6655586 03/08/2019       57 Citations
  • Cell-of-origin susceptibility to glioblastoma formation declines with neural lineage restriction. (Alcantara Llaguno S, Sun D, Pedraza AM, Vera E, Wang Z, Burns DK, Parada LF) Nat Neurosci 2019 04;22(4):545-555 PMID: 30778149 PMCID: PMC6594191 02/20/2019       28 Citations
  • Adult Lineage-Restricted CNS Progenitors Specify Distinct Glioblastoma Subtypes. (Alcantara Llaguno SR, Wang Z, Sun D, Chen J, Xu J, Kim E, Hatanpaa KJ, Raisanen JM, Burns DK, Johnson JE, Parada LF) Cancer Cell 2015 Oct 12;28(4):429-440 PMID: 26461091 PMCID: PMC4607935 10/16/2015       98 Citations
  • RAS/MEK-independent gene expression reveals BMP2-related malignant phenotypes in the Nf1-deficient MPNST. (Sun D, Haddad R, Kraniak JM, Horne SD, Tainsky MA) Mol Cancer Res 2013 Jun;11(6):616-27 PMID: 23423222 02/21/2013       10 Citations
  • Oncogene Mutation Survey in MPNST Cell Lines Enhances the Dominant Role of Hyperactive Ras in NF1 Associated Pro-Survival and Malignancy. (Sun D, Tainsky MA, Haddad R) Transl Oncogenomics 2012;5:1-7 PMID: 22346343 PMCID: PMC3273949 02/22/2012    
  • The role of neurofibromin in N-Ras mediated AP-1 regulation in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. (Kraniak JM, Sun D, Mattingly RR, Reiners JJ Jr, Tainsky MA) Mol Cell Biochem 2010 Nov;344(1-2):267-76 PMID: 20680410 PMCID: PMC3809002 08/04/2010       12 Citations
  • Downregulation of Sirt1 by antisense oligonucleotides induces apoptosis and enhances radiation sensitization in A549 lung cancer cells. (Sun Y, Sun D, Li F, Tian L, Li C, Li L, Lin R, Wang S) Lung Cancer 2007 Oct;58(1):21-9 PMID: 17624472 07/13/2007       62 Citations
  • Identification of genes regulated by Wnt/beta-catenin pathway and involved in apoptosis via microarray analysis. (Huang M, Wang Y, Sun D, Zhu H, Yin Y, Zhang W, Yang S, Quan L, Bai J, Wang S, Chen Q, Li S, Xu N) BMC Cancer 2006 Sep 07;6:221 PMID: 16959035 PMCID: PMC1574340 09/09/2006       44 Citations
  • Microarray analysis of differentially expressed genes in mouse bone marrow tissues after ionizing radiation. (Dai JM, Sun DC, Lin RX, Yang J, Lou S, Wang SQ) Int J Radiat Biol 2006 Jul;82(7):511-21 PMID: 16882623 08/03/2006       16 Citations
  • Selection of antisense oligonucleotides based on multiple predicted target mRNA structures. (Bo X, Lou S, Sun D, Shu W, Yang J, Wang S) BMC Bioinformatics 2006 Mar 09;7:122 PMID: 16526963 PMCID: PMC1421440 03/11/2006       9 Citations
  • AOBase: a database for antisense oligonucleotides selection and design. (Bo X, Lou S, Sun D, Yang J, Wang S) Nucleic Acids Res 2006 Jan 01;34(Database issue):D664-7 PMID: 16381954 PMCID: PMC1347428 12/31/2005       6 Citations
  • Last update: 04/06/2021