Hongli Sun

Hongli Sun, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of South Dakota
Biomedical Engineering
(605) 275-7470

Dr. Sun is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering program at the University of South Dakota (USD). Prior to his joining at USD, he worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan. Dr. Sun earned his Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China at 2007. He received his Master's degree from the Nanjing Normal University and Bachelor's degree from the Changchun Normal University, China. Dr. Sun has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals including Biomaterials, Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, ACS Nano, Journal of Controlled Release and etc. In addition, he serves as a manuscript and grant reviewer in bone, stem cells and tissue engineering related areas.

Areas of expertise:
Stem cell, nanostructured biomaterials, drug delivery, bone tissue engineering

Selected publications:
Yao Q, Sandhurst E, Liu Y, Sun H*. BBP-Functionalized Biomimetic Nanofibrous Scaffold Can Capture BMP2 and Promote Osteogenic Differentiation. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2017 May. 2017 May, 5: 5196-5205.

Yao Q, Cosmeb J, Xu T, Miszuk J, Piccianic P, Fong H, Sun H*. Three dimensional electrospun PCL/PLA blend nanofibrous scaffolds with significantly improved stem cells osteogenic differentiation and cranial bone formation. Biomaterials, 2017 Jan; 115:115-127.

Yao Q, Liu Y, Tao J, Baumgarten KM, Sun H*. Hypoxia-mimicking nanofibrous scaffolds promote endogenous bone regeneration. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016 Dec, 8 (47): 32450–32459.

Xu T, Miszuk J, Zhao Y, Sun H* & Fong H*. Electrospun Polycaprolactone 3D Nanofibrous Scaffold with Interconnected & Hierarchically Structured Pores for Bone Tissue Engineering. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015 Oct 28; 4(15):2238-46.

Havens A*, Sun H*, Shiozawa Y, Jung Y, Wang J, Mishra A, Jiang Y, O'Neill DW, Krebsbach PH, Rodgerson DO, Taichman RS. Human and Murine Very Small Embryonic-Like (VSEL) Cells Represent Multipotent Tissue Progenitors, In Vitro and In Vivo. Stem Cells Dev. 2014 Apr 1; 23(7):689-70.

Sun H, Zhu F, Hu Q, Krebsbach PH. Controlling Stem Cell-mediated Bone Regeneration through Tailored Mechanical Properties of Collagen Scaffolds. Biomaterials, 2014 Jan; 35(4):1176-84. (Accepted without any scientific revision)

Sun H, Kim JK, Mortensen R, Mutyaba LP, Hankenson KD, Krebsbach PH. Osteoblast-targeted Suppression of PPARγ Increases Osteogenesis through Activation of mTOR Signaling. Stem Cells, 2013 Oct; 31(10):2183-92.

Sun H, Jung Y, Shiozawa Y, Taichman RS, Krebsbach PH. Erythropoietin Modulates the Structure of Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2-Engineered Cranial Bone. Tissue Eng Part A. 2012 Oct; 18 (19-20):2095-105.

Sun H, Feng K, Hu J, Soker S, Atala A, Ma PX. Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Amniotic Fluid–derived Stem Cells Induced by Bone Morphogenetic Protein-7 and Enhanced by Nanofibrous Scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2010 Feb; 31(6):1133-9.

Sun H, Wu C, Dai K, Chang J, Tang T. Proliferation and osteoblastic differentiation of human bone marrow-derived stromal cells on akermanite-bioactive ceramics. Biomaterials. 2006 Nov; 27(33):5651-7.


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