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Dr. Sun is an expert on “hunger hormone” ghrelin. She generated the first ghrelin knockout mice, and discovered ghrelin’s novel roles in diabetes, thermogenesis and macrophage polarization. Her laboratory uses state-of-the-art tools to study ghrelin in energy sensing, intake, and expenditure. Her work suggests that ghrelin might be a promising drug target for obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and aging. her Research Interests are Glucose-homeostasis, energy-homeostasis, lipid metabolism, neuroendocrine regulation, pathogenesis and pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and aging. The ultimate goal of Dr. Sun’s team is to understand the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of obesity and diabetes, inflammation and aging, and to develop novel interventions for combating obesity and diabetes, thus improving quality of life.