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Dr. Wenchao Sun

Dr. Wenchao Sun

Dr. Wenchao Sun
Senior research scientist
Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory
Stanford University School of Medicine



Dr. Wenchao Sun is a senior research scientist in the Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery (BioADD) Laboratory at Stanford University, California, USA. A biochemist by training, Dr. Sun has strong research experience in biologics delivery systems (protein and gene delivery) and bioanalytical techniques. He received his undergraduate degree in Biological Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He went on to pursue his PhD in Dr. Pamela B. Davis lab at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA. While learning about Cystic Fibrosis in Dr. Davis lab, he became interested in non-viral gene delivery as a novel therapy for this genetic disease. He studied the interaction of polymer based DNA nanoparticles with cells and acquired experience in bioconjugation. His work was twice selected for oral presentation at the annual meetings of American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Dr. Sun then joined the BioADD lab at Stanford University for his postdoctoral training where he expanded his interest in drug delivery to include therapeutic proteins and small molecules. He soon became an expert in transdermal protein delivery using microneedles. He also delved into the mechanistic study of a small molecule drug for Alzheimer’s disease. He is now in charge of the Bioanalytical Division of the lab where he uses LCMS to conduct bioanalysis and metabolite ID of small molecule drugs. Dr. Sun has continuously published first author and co-author papers in high impact journals. He has served as reviewers for more than a dozen influential peer-reviewed journals in the field of biomatierals and drug delivery.


Research Interest

Controlled release of biologics using nano- and micro-particles
Transdermal drug delivery using microneedles
Bioanalysis and metabolite ID using LC-MS/MS
Drug development