Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Dr. Xiao-Hong Sun holds the Lew and Myra Ward Chair in Biomedical Research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. She received Ph.D. from Cornell University under the tutelage of Dr. Ray Wu and pursued postdoctoral training with Dr. David Baltimore at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research before staring her independent career at New York University School of Medicine. She served as a member of NIH study sections and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. She is a member of the American Association of Immunologist and was elected fellow to American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research interests include the role of a family of basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, which she was involved in identifying and cloning in the late 80’s and early 90’s, in various lineage specification during hematopoiesis and the underlying molecular mechanisms. Much of her work centered on B and T cell development. Her ongoing research focuses on the cell fate switch between lymphoid and innate lymphoid cells. Her group recently recognized that the thymus contribute the pools of group 2 innate lymphoid cells.