Na Sun

Graduate StudentNa Sun using a pipette.

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

PO Box 110880

2015 SW 16th Ave

Gainesville, FL 32611-0880




  • M.S., Pathogen Biology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2020
  • M.D., Clinical Medicine, Shihezi University, 2017


Research Interests

I am a Ph.D. student in the Veterinary Medical Sciences program.  I studied the effect of fasting on the progress of inflammatory colorectal cancer in my master’s degree. I also studied the difference between left and right colon cancer patients regarding clinical character and gut microbiota. To continue my research career and study gastrointestinal disease more thoroughly, I got a chance to study and work in the Zhou Lab. Now, I am trying to understand how mitochondrial metabolic changes in innate lymphocytes affect gastrointestinal tissue remodeling and function. Working in the Zhou Lab with plentiful resources and talented people, I am able to apply high-throughput sequencing to my studies, which has allowed me to better understand and find more interesting targets that contribute to disease initiation and progression. Outside of work, I like cooking, running and gardening.