Bo Sun, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics

Dr. Sun’s research aims to exploit the techniques in synthetic chemistry, immunology, medicine and nanotechnology to develop safe and effective therapies for patients with cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

Education & Post Graduate Training: 

Postdoc, Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020
Postdoc, Nanomedicine, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
PhD, Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, Purdue University, 2016
BS, MS, Pharmaceutics, China Pharmaceutical University, 2011

Areas of Research: 

Drug Delivery

Types of Research: 
Laboratory-based Research

Select Publications


Ruiz VH, Encinas-Basurto D, Sun B, et al. "Design, Physicochemical Characterization, and In Vitro Permeation of Innovative Resatorvid Topical Formulations for Targeted Skin Drug Delivery." Pharmaceutics. 2022;14(4). PMCID: PMC9026853  PMID: 35456534
Alarcon NOrtega, Jaramillo M, Mansour HM, Sun B. "Therapeutic Cancer Vaccines-Antigen Discovery and Adjuvant Delivery Platforms." Pharmaceutics. 2022;14(7). PMCID: PMC9325128  PMID: 35890342


Sun B, Hyun H, Li L-T, Wang AZ. "Harnessing nanomedicine to overcome the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment." Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2020;41(7):970-985. PMCID: PMC7470849  PMID: 32424240


Sun B, Hagan CT, Caster J, Wang AZ. "Nanotechnology in Radiation Oncology." Hematology/Oncology Clinics. 2019;33(6).
Mi Y, Yang F, Bloomquist C, et al. "Biologically Targeted Photo-Crosslinkable Nanopatch to Prevent Postsurgical Peritoneal Adhesion." Advanced Science. 2019;6(19).
Caster JM, Callaghan C, Seyedin SN, Henderson K, Sun B, Wang AZ. "Optimizing Advances in Nanoparticle Delivery for Cancer Immunotherapy." Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev.. 2019;144:3-15. PMID: 31330165


Park J.Y, Sun B, Yeo Y. "Albumin-coated Nanocrystals for Carrier-free Delivery of Paclitaxel." Journal of Controlled Release. 2017;263.


Sun B, Taha MS, Ramsey B, Torregrosa-Allen S, Elzey BD, Yeo Y. "Intraperitoneal chemotherapy of ovarian cancer by hydrogel depot of paclitaxel nanocrystals." J Control Release. 2016;235:91-98. PMCID: PMC5310690  PMID: 27238443


Abouelmagd SA, Sun B, Chang AC, Ku YJin, Yeo Y. "Release kinetics study of poorly water-soluble drugs from nanoparticles: are we doing it right?" Mol. Pharm.. 2015;12(3):997-1003. PMCID: PMC4764376  PMID: 25658769
Cho EJung, Sun B, Doh K-O, et al. "Intraperitoneal delivery of platinum with in-situ crosslinkable hyaluronic acid gel for local therapy of ovarian cancer." Biomaterials. 2015;37:312-9. PMCID: PMC4312226  PMID: 25453960