Bo Sun, PhD

Research Assistant Prof (Career-Track), Pharmaceutics & Pharmacokinetics
Pharmacology and Toxicology

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


Caster, J. M., C. Callaghan, S. N. Seyedin, K. Henderson, B. Sun, and A. Z. Wang, "Optimizing Advances in Nanoparticle Delivery for Cancer Immunotherapy.", Adv Drug Deliv Rev, vol. 144, pp. 3-15, 2019 Apr. PMID: 31330165
Sun, B., CT. Hagan, J. Caster, and AZ. Wang, "Nanotechnology in Radiation Oncology", Hematology/Oncology Clinics, vol. 33, issue 6, 2019.
Mi, Y., F. Yang, C. Bloomquist, Y. Xia, B. Sun, Y. Qi, K. Wagner, SA. Montgomery, T. Zhang, and AZ. Wang, "Biologically Targeted Photo-Crosslinkable Nanopatch to Prevent Postsurgical Peritoneal Adhesion", Advanced Science, vol. 6, issue 19, 2019.


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


Sun, B., M. S. Taha, B. Ramsey, S. Torregrosa-Allen, B. D. Elzey, and Y. Yeo, "Intraperitoneal chemotherapy of ovarian cancer by hydrogel depot of paclitaxel nanocrystals.", J Control Release, vol. 235, pp. 91-98, 2016 08 10. PMCID: PMC5310690  PMID: 27238443


Sun, B., and Y. Yeo, "Biomaterials and Drug Delivery Systems for Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy", Intraperitoneal Cancer Therapy: Principles and Practice, 2015.
Abouelmagd, S. A., B. Sun, A. C. Chang, Y. Jin Ku, and Y. Yeo, "Release kinetics study of poorly water-soluble drugs from nanoparticles: are we doing it right?", Mol Pharm, vol. 12, issue 3, pp. 997-1003, 2015 Mar 02. PMCID: PMC4764376  PMID: 25658769
Cho, E. Jung, B. Sun, K-O. Doh, E. M. Wilson, S. Torregrosa-Allen, B. D. Elzey, and Y. Yeo, "Intraperitoneal delivery of platinum with in-situ crosslinkable hyaluronic acid gel for local therapy of ovarian cancer.", Biomaterials, vol. 37, pp. 312-9, 2015 Jan. PMCID: PMC4312226  PMID: 25453960