University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jingjing Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor


Jingjing Sun

 Dr. Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Before joining UNMC, she served as a Research Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Sun's research mainly focuses on the utilization of interdisciplinary approaches including chemistry, bioinformatics, cancer biology and immunology to develop new nanoformulations for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.

Dr. Sun received her PhD in polymer chemistry and physics from Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then she joined Professor Song Li's lab at University of Pittsburgh for her postdoctoral training in pharmaceutics and cancer immunotherapy.
Research Interests

Dr. Sun's research interests include: design and development of nanocarriers for efficient delivery of small molecular agents and/or therapeutic genes (e.g. siRNA, plasmid, miRNA) into tumors for cancer therapy, the development of new strategies to overcome the major barriers in clinical translation of nanomedicines and investigation of the underlying mechanism behind the nanomedicine-based cancer immunotherapy and targeted therapy.

  1. Co-delivery of small molecule drugs for cancer combination therapy (e.g. chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy).
  2. Co-delivery of nucleic acid (siRNA, miRNA and mRNA) and small molecule drugs for cancer prevention or combination therapy.
  3. Investigate the interaction between nanocarrier, therapeutic agents and biological system.