Hui Sun, Ph.D.

Hui Sun, Ph.D.

Professor, Physiology Member, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Structural Biology GPB Home Area Brain Research Institute Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area


CHS 53-140

Work Address:

CHS 53-140A


Dr. Sun is Professor of Physiology and Ophthalmology in the Department of Physiology and Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is also a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. He came to UCLA in 2003 as an Assistant Professor and received the prestigious Early Career Scientist Award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in 2009. He has taught in a variety of courses related to physiology and human diseases at UCLA Medical School, UCLA Dental School and UCLA Graduate School.

Awards and Honors

  • E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation Award, E. Matilda Ziegler Foundation, 2005-2008.
  • Alicia Showalter Reynolds Research Prize, Johns Hopkins University, 1998.
  • Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar Award, Ellison Medical Foundation, 2006-2010.
  • Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation Award, UCLA, 2005.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2009-2015.
  • Karl Kirchgessner Foundation Award, Karl Kirchgessner Foundation, 2003.
  • Ruth and Milton Steinbach Award, Ruth and Milton Steinbach Foundation, 2004-2007.
  • Stein-Oppenheimer Endowment Award, UCLA, 2004.