Jie Sun

Sun, Jie

Primary Appointment

Professor of Medicine, Medicine: Infectious Diseases and International Health


  • BA, Sichuan University
  • MS, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine
  • PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Postdoc, University of Virginia

Contact Information

345 Crispell Dr
MR-6, Room 3521
Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
Telephone: 4349241274

Research Disciplines

Immunology, Infectious Diseases/Biodefense, Microbiology

Research Interests

Viral immunology, T cells, Macrophages, Tissue repair

Research Description

My laboratory studies respiratory immunology under homeostasis and disease conditions.
The long-term goals of the laboratory are to develop novel ideas and methods for the induction of strong respiratory antiviral and anti-tumor immunity, and to target host immune regulatory networks for the control of acute and/or chronic disease (such as long COVID-19 symptom) development following respiratory viral infections including influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). These research areas are of clinical relevance and may be translatable in the identification of novel preventive and therapeutic approaches.

Selected Publications