Dr. Chien Sun

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The Center for Cell Control
Boelter Hall 7702b, 420 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: 424.442.4050 | Email: sunc1@ucla.edu
Research Interests:
* Feedback System Control (FSC) for cancer eradication (B-Cell Lymphoma)
* Biochemical Sensor for point-of-care Urinary tract pathogen detection.
* Microfluidic cell feedback system.



* Chief Operating Officer. The Center for Cell Control. A Nanomedicine Development Center (NDC) funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). 2009 – present
* Postdoctoral Scholar. Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. 2007 – present


* Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles. 2007
* M.S. University of California, Los Angeles. Major: Biomedical Engineering. 2004
* B.S. University of California, Irvine. Major: Biological Sciences, Minor: Information and Computer Science. 2001

Awards, Honors and Scholarshipstop

* Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy Award in Biomedical Engineering (UCLA), June 2007
* Outstanding Master of Science Award in Biomedical Engineering (UCLA), June 2004
* UCLA KNAPP Business Venture Competition (3rd Place), 2008
* Cum Laude (School of Biological Sciences, UCI), June 2001
* Scholastic Honor Society (School of Biological Sciences, UCI), June 2001
* Phi Beta Kappa, June 2001 – Present
* Dean’s Honor List (UCI), September 1996 – June 2001
* Campuswide Honors Program (UCI), September 1998 – June 2001
* Undergraduate Research And Opportunities Program (UROP) Grant, May 1999


* Sun C.P; Usui T; Yu F; Shyoukh I.A; Shamma J; Sun R; Ho C.M. Stochastic search algorithm for the optimization of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus (KSHV). 2008. Integr Biol (Camb) 1, 123-130
* Ma Y.B; Sun C.P; Fields M.; Li Y.; Haake D.A; Churchill B.M; Ho C.M. Unsteady microfluidic T-form mixer perturbed by hydrodynamic pressure. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2008; (18) : 1 – 14 (March).
* Liao J.C; Ma Y; Li Y; Gau V; Mastali M; Sun C.P; McCabe E.R.B; Landaw E.M; Haake D.A; Churchill B.M, Ho C.M. A point-of-care micro-laboratory for direct pathogen identification in body fluids. IEEE Nanotechnology Council Review on Advances of Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems. 2006; (1) : 1109 – 1112
* Sun C.P; Liao J.C; Zhang Y.H; Gau V; Mastali M; Babbitt J; Grundfest W; Churchill B.M; McCabe E.R.B; Haake D.A. Rapid, Species-specific detection of uropathogen 16s rDNA and rRNA at ambient temperature by dot-blot hybridization and an electrochemical sensor array. Molecular genetics and metabolism. Jan 2005; 84(1):90-9
* Sun, C.P; Jones, B.U; Aledia, A.R; Roum J.H; Serna, D.L; Chen J.C. Neutrophil activation during in vitro ventricular assist circulation in the presence of S-Nitrosoglutathione (Abstract). Journal Of Investigative Medicine. January 2000. 48 (1): 36A
* Chen, J.C; Huynh, T.N; Serna, D.L; Sun, C.P; Ha, H; Steward, E; Webster, S; Brenner, M. Alternative pathway of complement is activated during in vitro ventricular assist. Journal of Investigative Medicine. November 1999. 49 (9): 502-506.
* Sun, C.P. Neutrophil activation during in vitro ventricular assist circulation Journal of Undergraduate Research in the Biological Sciences. University of California, Irvine. 1999. 29: 346-357

Contact Infotop

The Center for Cell Control
Boelter Hall 7702B
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 424.442.4050
Email: sunc1@ucla.edu