Dr. Sun's research focuses on synthetic biology with advancing designs and applications. Using expertise in molecular engineering, protein engineering, and microbial consortia engineering, to develop new techniques to reprogram gut microbiome, protein machinery and biomaterials. Our current application areas include health, environment and energy. Her research interests are synthetic biology with focus on protein engineering, genetic circuits design and biomaterial development for environmental and biomedical applications.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology - (Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States), Postdoctoral Training 2017
- Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware - (Newark, Delaware, United States) 2015
- M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University - (Beijing, Beijing, China) 2009
- B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Wuhan University - (Wuhan, China) 2007
- Sun, Q., Tsai, S., & Chen, W. (2019). Artificial scaffolds for enhanced biocatalysis. GUIDE TO TECHNIQUES IN MOUSE DEVELOPMENT, PT A: MICE, EMBRYOS, AND CELLS, 2ND EDITION. 617, 363-383.
- Chen, R. P., Blackstock, D., Sun, Q., & Chen, W. (2018). Dynamic protein assembly by programmable DNA strand displacement. Nature Chemistry. 10(4), 474-481.
- Swartz, A. R., Sun, Q., & Chen, W. (2017). Ligand-Induced Cross-Linking of Z-Elastin-like Polypeptide-Functionalized E2 Protein Nanoparticles for Enhanced Affinity Precipitation of Antibodies. BIOMACROMOLECULES. 18(5), 1654-1659.
- Siu, K., Chen, R. P., Sun, Q., Chen, L., Tsai, S., & Chen, W. (2015). Synthetic scaffolds for pathway enhancement. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 36, 98-106.
- Kim, H., Siu, K., Raeeszadeh-Sarmazdeh, M., Sun, Q., Chen, Q. i., & Chen, W. (2015). Bioengineering strategies to generate artificial protein complexes. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENGINEERING. 112(8), 1495-1505.