Hao Sun

Hao Sun

Email: alexhao1226@hotmail.com
Major Professor: Dr. Dexi Liu


BS of Pharmaceutical Science, SUNY at Buffalo, 2011

Research Interests

  • Interleukin 15 (IL-15) based therapy on cancer and metabolic disorders
  • Gene delivery
  •  Cancer biology
  • Obesity, diabetes and fatty liver

Selected Publications

Sun H, Ma Y, Gao M, Liu D “IL-15/sIL-15Rα gene transfer induces weight loss and improves glucose homeostasis in obese mice” (Submitted to Gene Therapy, 2015)

Sun H, Cai H, Liu D “IL-15/sIL-15Rα gene transfer to suppress Lewis lung cancer growth in the lungs, liver and kidneys ” (In preparation for Cancer Gene Therapy, 2015)

Sun H, Liu D. “Hydrodynamic delivery of interleukin 15 gene promotes resistance to high fat diet-induced obesity, fatty liver and improves glucose homeostasis.” Gene Ther. 2014.

Ma Y, Gao M, Sun H, Liu D. “Interleukin-6 gene transfer reverses body weight gain and fatty liver in obese mice.” Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2015; 1852(5): 1001-11

Cao, Y., D. C. Dubois, Sun H, Almon RR, Jusko WJ. (2011). “Modeling diabetes disease progression and salsalate intervention in Goto-Kakizaki rats.” J Pharmacol Exp Ther 339(3): 896-904


  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientist (AAPS), Member
  • American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Member
  • American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT), Member