Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology
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Hongyu Sun, MD, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neurology
265 Clinical Research Building
413 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Lab: 215-898-0552
Education:
MD (Medicine)
Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, 1997.
MSc (Neuroscience and Neurosurgery)
Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China, 2002.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2008.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern, Tianjin General Hospital, Tianjin, China, 1996-1997.
Resident, Jixian Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Tianjin, China, 1997-1999.
Research Assistant, Tianjin Neurological Institute, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China , 1999-2002.
Resident/Fellow, Tianjin General Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Tianjin, China, 1999-2002.
Research Fellow, Tianjin Neurological Institute, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China , 2002-2003.
Research Assistant, Institute of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON , 2003-2008.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Ottawa ON , 2008-2009.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical Center, Boston, MA , 2009-2012.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA , 2012-2013.
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Selected Publications

Sun H, Juul H, Jensen FE: Models of hypoxia and ischemia-induced seizures. Journal of Neuroscience Method 3, Oct 2015 Notes: [Epub ahead of print].

Zhou C*, Sun H*, Klein PM, Jensen FE. : Neonatal seizures alter NMDA glutamate receptor GluN2A and 3A subunit expression and function in hippocampal CA1 neurons. Front Cell Neurosci 23(9): 362, Sep 2015.

Y. Song, J. Lippman Bell, H. Sun, M. Handy, A. Gruenewald, F. Jensen : Early-life seizures alter postnatal development of PV interneurons in the primary auditory cortex American Epilepsy society annual meeting 2015.

M. Handy, H. Sun, H. Juul, J. Moyer, B. Litt, M. Dichter, F. Jensen : Antiepileptic effects of Perampanel in a neonatal hypoxic seizure model American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2015.

L. M. Jacobs, C. Coto, H. Sun, T. Lucas, M. Martinez-Lage, K. Davis, F. Jensen, D. M. Talos - : Overactivation of mTOR signaling pathway in human therapy-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society annual meeting 2015.

Hongyu Sun, Maxime Wang, Marcus Handy, Frances Jensen : Functional evidence for selective activation in a subset of developing hippocampal neurons in early life seizures AES 2015.

Lippman Bell JJ, Sun H, Zhou C, Jensen FE. : Altered GluA2 expression provides a mechanism for efficacy of AMPA receptor blockade in preventing acute post-seizure cellular changes in the developing hippocampus. SFN annual meeting, 2015.

Sun H, Lippman Bell JJ, Handy M, Hensch TK, Jensen FE. : Early life seizures diminish silent synapses in developing cortex. SFN annual meeting 2015.

Sun H, Jensen FE. : Early-life seizures induced synaptic metaplasticity in hippocampal CA1 neurons. SFN annual meeting 2014, Washington DC, USA. 2014.

Sengupta S*, Weeraratne SD*, Sun H, Rallapalli S, Phallen J, Teider N, Pierre-Francois J, Amani V, Tang Y, Nguyen B, Yu F, Schubert S, Mathios D, Lechpammer M, Kosares B, Tran P, Cook JM, Lim M, Pomeroy SL, Jensen FE, Cho YJ. : Chemical synthetic lethality via 5-GABAA receptor activation in MYC-amplified medulloblastomas. Acta Neuropathol, 127(4): 593-603. 2014.

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