DR XIANKAI SUN
Professor, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Radiology and Advanced Imaging Research Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
Dr. Xiankai Sun obtained his B.S. in Physical Chemistry from Wuhan University, China, M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry on design and synthesis of supramolecular clusters with pre-designed symmetries from the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH, USA). After three years of postdoctoral training and then a junior faculty stay at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA (UT Southwestern) in 2004, where he is now a tenured full professor on the Graduate Program of Biomedical Engineering and the Graduate Tracks of Biomedical Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Defense, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and other funding agencies, his research focuses on the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic (theranostic) agents for early diagnosis and treatment of biological abnormalities including cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Endowed by the Dr. Jack Krohmer Professorship in Radiation Physics since 2012, Dr. Sun directs the Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Program and the Preclinical Nuclear Imaging Laboratory at UT Southwestern.