An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
Zijie Sun

Zijie Sun, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Cancer Biology; Director, Prostate Cancer Research Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute
Research Focus
  • Transcriptional regulation, cell signaling and hormone action in oncogenesis and development
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Zijie (ZJ) Sun, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and the founding director of the prostate cancer research program in the Beckman Research Institute and the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Sun’s research interest focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying transcriptional control and cell signaling in development and tumorigenesis. His ongoing projects include using cutting edge mouse models and other in vivo and in vitro approaches to uncover gene-expression and genomic and epigenetic alterations during the course of early cancer development and aging. Recently, his group has developed new mouse models to investigate effects of androgens in the pathogenesis of prostate cancer and other aging related disorders.  

Dr. Sun has served on many scientific review panels for the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health as well as other funding agencies in the United States and other nations, and has published extensively in his research fields. In his career, he has also devoted his significant effort to training and mentoring young scientists. Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Sun has been a professor at Stanford University for 18 years following his postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


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